Sedgwick County KSGenWeb


QUERIES, July 2001 - December 2002

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Surnames: MAY
Submitter: Fern May (
Date: 23 Dec 2002

I am looking for an obituary on Annie Dimple May. All I know is she died after July 1957, which was when her husband, Clarence Orville May died. She is buried at Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, KS.


Surnames: MARKHAM
Submitter: Jenny Markham (
Date: 23 Dec 2002

I am searching for a John Markham, b abt 1880 in TX. The last known location for him was in 1935, listed in his mother's obit, as living in Kansas. I have found in the 1930 census, a John Markham who was an inmate at the Sedgwick County Poor Farm. I need help in knowing where, how or if I can get any information from old records from this institution. All help appreciated!


Surnames: RILEY
Submitter: Charmaine Riley Holley (
Date: 23 Dec 2002

Looking for any help with the William Love RILEY family. He was born in TX in 1879 and married Grace surname unk. She was born in KS in about 1885. Their two known children were Eula and Donald. Will and Grace lived in Sedgwick Co from before 1920 (possibly as early as 1910). Grace died before 1950 and he was killed in an automobile accident in 1951. Will share info.


Surnames: STEELE
Submitter: craig snider (
Date: 04 Dec 2002

I am looking for information on John M Steele. He fought in the Civil war with the Pennsylvania Bucktails (aka First Pennsylvania Rifles,aka 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry). I am looking for any information such as biography,obituary,date and place of burial. Please let me know what cost are involved if anything is found. I did find a brief bio in Cutlers History. Thank you


Submitter: Patty Cochran (
Date: 04 Dec 2002

My great grandparents, Robert T. Cochran and Martha Jane Wallace, were married in Sedgwick Co; KS on 25 Dec 1881 and they had 6 children which I believe were born at Greenwich, KS
Any information you can help me with would be appreciated.
Charles D. Cochran
Andrew Jackson Cochran
Thomas Jefferson Cochran b: 22 Nov 1893 Greenwich,KS
Javan C. Cochran
Clara Bell Cochran b: 3 Dec 1903
Annie Lorena Cochran b: 24 Oct 1885 Greenwich, KS

I thank you sincerely for your help.
Patty Cochran


Submitter: Virginia Skamnes-Keyes (
Date: 24 Nov 2002

Looking for William C. RUNYAN (b 1860 Ohio) married abt 1887 to Jennie
STATHEM-RUNYAN (b 1866 Indiana) parents of my grandmother Nellie
RUNYAN-SKAMNES (b May 4,1888 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas), (d August
11, 1975
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California).
Please e-mail


Surnames: MAY
Submitter: Fern May (
Date: 24 Nov 2002

I am looking for any information on a Clarence Orval May, born July 21, 1904 in Dallas Co., TX and died July, 1957 in Sedgwick Co., KS. He was married to "Dimple" (her name may have been Lou). He had two sons, Clarence Orval "Buster" May Jr. born in 1929 and died July 1, 2001, and Allen May born after Buster. Allen is married to "Dottie" and was living in OK in the early 1980's. Any help would be appreciated.


Surnames: Surnames: CROCKER
Submitter: Revae (
Date: 20 Nov 2002

Need lookup in death records for Sedgwick Co. KS:

Andrew J. CROCKER born 1866 MO, died on or about May 17, 1932. At time of his death he is listed as resident of Alfalfa Co., OK, however, could not find death record for him there.
Petition to administer estate states Andrew died in Sedgwick, perhaps he was visiting.

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,



Submitter: Rich Gess (
Date: 08 Nov 2002

Looking for whereabouts of Leonidas Johnson family after 1920 Wichita Census which found them on Hydraulic Avenue.
Leonidas was born in 1849 in Ohio and married Agnes Driggs in 1873 in Ohio.
Sons Orlo and Leonidas Ray were with their parents in 1920.


Submitter: Theodore Nairn (
Date: 30 Oct 2002

I am looking for information on the children of Hubert A. Nairn b. 31 December 1904 and Mary E. (Eccher) Nairn b. 02 June 1912. Their names are John Hubert Nairn, Mary Kay Nairn (unknown), and Nancy Marie Nairn (unknown). They are ny first cousins that I have not seen since we were young children. Theodore M. Nairn, Jr., #11 Meadowbrook Rd., Big Spring, Texas 79720. Phone 915-394-4724, e-mail Please contact me with any information concerning on how they may be contacted.


Submitter: claudette (
Date: 26 Oct 2002

researching the family of Stella F. Chapman, married Louis B Jackson where unknown number of children unknown My Grandmother was born to them in Ca. 1-17-1897. Her name was Grace Elizabeth Jackson married Frank E. Fikes had a daughter then my mother was born in Kansas one month after Grace died there in Kansas. anything would be of great help. Thanks Claudette


Surnames: JONES, WEBB
Submitter: Dawson Ballard (
Date: 25 Oct 2002

I am looking for any info on the following people: Ella Martha Jones married Curtis Jones. George Issac Webb married Clara? Need any info on children of these people.


Submitter: Sharon Robinson (
Date: 22 Oct 2002

Looking for information on Abijah and Sallie Willis in Wichita, Kansas in 1947. They would have been in their 50's (born in the 1880's or 1890's). They were both born in Scott Co, Tennessee and moved to Iowa, then Missouri (there in 1939) and then to Wichita last known there in 1947. Sallie's maiden name was Nancy Selma Doran better known as Sallie. Any information would be most appreciated.

Am searching for my grandfather, Jefferson Sterling Willis that may have lived near his brother Abijah or A.J. and Sallie Willis in 1947.

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
Sharon Willis Robinson


Surnames: LAKEY
Submitter: Kirk Lakey (
Date: 08 Oct 2002

I am trying to find out information about my family. From what I can remember and have found on the internet My grand father George Alvin Lakey was born on March 17, 1903 (died January 1981) and His brother John Henery Lakey born May 1901 (Died November 1959. They either had three sisters or where related to Bertha B. Ruby Frances and Pauline Lakey.

My grandfater George Lakey had three children; Bill, Bob (Robert), Elinor, and Margaret. My father is Bill Lakey.

I have also learned that John Henry Lakey married Adah Margaret Miller on March 27, 1924 in Witchita, Sedgwick Kansas and adopted Duane Robert (Gilchrist) Lakey who was born in January 8, 1928. Most of this information I found out through e-mail corrospondances from a Nancy Lakey at but have not been able to contact her. Her e-mails concerning Ruby and Bertha confirm that this information is correct. As a child I was tld that Bertha toke care of her "slow"sister Ruby.

I am interested in any information you have concerning George and John Henry Lakey and their parents and other ancestors.

Thank you
Kirk A.Lakey


Submitter: Pat Giffin (
Date: 07 Oct 2002

I am searching for the Wolfe family living in Wichita or South Haven, KS. Mona Wolfe b 27 Feb 1891. Married John Hicks 01 Feb 1911. Two other marriages, to a Lewis and Roy Pryor Taylor (m. 01Apr 1930 in Wichita) am really looking for more info on Roy Taylor too. Thanks. pgiffin


Submitter: Aileen Shield (
Date: 07 Oct 2002

I am looking for information on William Tinkler. He lived around the Witchita area. He was born in 1842 in England, Came to US in 1859, and lived in Kansas, died in November 1929. I would really like to have a copy of Obit.


Submitter: Larry Miller (
Date: 01 Oct 2002

Searching for birth grandmother Willie Rozella Carpenter, born approx 1917, she had my mom Mary Ellen Carpenter 1934. Names here searching are;
Francis C. Carpenter b 1868 d 1904
married 1904 in Edwards,KS to Lurlina Jane Jarvis b 1886 Davis,Ia d 1904 Wichita,Sedgwick,KS
Bill Carpenter b 1922 d 1978
Walter Carpenter b 1905 d 1934
Winifred Carpenter b 1918 d 1936
Joseph Carpenter b 1909 d 1986
Grace Carpenter b 1907 d 1993
3 other siblings unknown info
Thanks, Larry Mille, Verden,Ok


Surnames: SCHAAR
Submitter: Sharon Giles (
Date: 21 Sep 2002

Could someone tell me the enumeration district 1007 North Water St would be in for the 1930 census in Wichita, Sedgwick County? I am looking for Gustav Schaar
Thank you


Submitter: Martawn Reese (
Date: 19 Sep 2002

I am looking for information on these families, can you help me??Edgar Wylie was one of the first Chief of Police around the late 1877's..thank you ... Martawn Reese


Surnames: FOOSHEE
Submitter: mary chapman (robert6200@attbi.comgranddad)
Date: 17 Sep 2002

I want the birthdate of Deanna Strong Fooshee. She passed away in March of 2002 in Wichita.
I would also like the names of her children.


Submitter: Terry Williams (
Date: 11 Sep 2002

Need to locate information on Nettie McCormick or could be spelled Nettie McCormack. Lived in Wichita KS in the 50's.


Submitter: mary c. cartter (
Date: 08 Sep 2002

I am in search of any info on my father, Williwm H. Cartter He was deputy sheriff of sedgwick county during the 30's.
Thank you for your time.
and , yes there are two 't's in our last name!
Thanks again,
Mary C.Cartter


Submitter: Carl Pentecost (
Date: 29 Aug 2002
URL: http//

I would like to find someone that might have information on Delia (Henson) Parish, Born in Pulaski County Missouri Feb 22,1885/86 and Died in Wichita Kansas March 24,1982. It would be an honor to contact a family member of hers as to connect a missing part of our family history. I also would appreciate a photo of her grave stone. She is resting in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Carl Pentecost


Surnames: SMITH
Submitter: Margie Phelps (
Date: 25 Aug 2002

Do you have information on the parents of Michael L. Smith, DOB 7/5/64?


Submitter: Tracy Fawbush (
Date: 20 Aug 2002

Seeking any info on Duane Fawbush (deceased).
Married Lois Faye Clark in 29 or 30.


Submitter: Jennifer Beatty (
Date: 11 Aug 2002

My William Donley/Donnelly was in Sedgwick County, KS, at the time of the 1880 census. He was enumerated next to James M. Donnelly, who had been born in Vermont. There are many variations on the spellings of Donley/Donnelly/Donely/Donly in the records. I am looking for any descendants, siblings, and ancestors of these people.


Submitter: KC (
Date: 09 Aug 2002

Looking for info on the following couple: Charles Elmer Younkin born 17 jun 1924 Kansas and died 28 nov 1991 Wichita, Kansas... He married Bettie Marie Routh born 4 aug 1924 Oklahoma and died 25 dec 1993 Wichita, Kansas. I have been unable to get any info from family, their son Gerald Lee Younkin "my Father" died in 1980" when i was 4 years old. I have no Birth, Death, Marriage or Obit's for this couple. If you can help i would greatly appreciate this. Expecially since i am very new to this.
Thanks KC


Submitter: pat beckner (
Date: 09 Aug 2002

seeking information about julia esther reynolds who lived at 202 n. chautaqua , wichita in 1949 she was married to joseph benjamin cohen at one time but that marriage was annulled.


Submitter: Pat (
Date: 08 Aug 2002

Surname: HESSE,Stephen. I am interested in articles about Stephen Hesse, who:

' Much of the ornamental carving on Wichita’s public buildings are the
works of Mr. Hesse. He carved the gargoyles on the city building and facades
on the Consistory building and is know for many other works. One of his
best known is a statue of a child in a Wichita cemetery, which is made into
the likeness of a little girl from a photograph.”

Does anyone know if or how I can acquire pictures of these places or his obit as it was in the Wichita Eagle Paper? He died about Feb 8 1934, maybe a day or so before. Thank you


Submitter: nathan douglas fox (
Date: 08 Aug 2002

i am looking for any info. related to my father, john henry fox, and my mother, patricia ann rightmire. thank you for your time, and help.


Submitter: Jean Bowers (
Date: 07 Aug 2002

Would like any information on Albert Sherry who marries Mary Jane Harwick. She had been married before but I don't know to whom. They lived in the Wichita area for many years. Also need information on Norma Jean Harwick Smith who lived in Wichita area. Thanks Jean Bowers


Surnames: ASHMORE
Submitter: Jean Bowers (
Date: 07 Aug 2002

I am looking for a TB Sanitarium in the Wichita area that was operating in 1940. I would like to know if a Dr. A.L. Ashmore was working there at the time of my grandmothers death 2-5-1940 any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jean Bowers


Submitter: Steve Jackson (
Date: 02 Aug 2002

I am seeking the burial site of George W. Vantillburgh. He was a Civil War soldier having served in Co. L, 1st Missouri Cavalry. He died in Wichita, November 2, 1874.


Submitter: Janice Tomassetti (
Date: 30 Jul 2002

Looking for any information on John Leiendecker who married Mary Susan Lies April 26 1895. There is a possibility he was my great-grandfather. My family is currently putting our family tree together.


Surnames: HALL
Submitter: L Taylor (
Date: 24 Jul 2002

Can anyone give me inf about POOR HOUSE/OLD FOLKS HOME located on W Douglas ca 1920? Would like to find 1920 C recs taken there or where to write for inf. My grandparents ran the place --maybe.


Surnames: BERGES
Submitter: Ramona Summers (

My mother was born in Greenwich, August 8, 1892. I have her Baptismal
certificate (in German) from the German Methodist church in that area. Is
there anyone who might know more about this church or even possibly have a
picture of it?

My grandparents were Albert & Kathrina BERGES and my mother was Hilda
Berges (named as Hedwig Hildegard on the certificate). Her older siblings
were Mary & John.

My mother's notes detail living in Kechi. "Our place was located 1 mile
east 1/4 south of Kechi"... The house was on the west side of the road.
Along the highway were hedge trees, but our own driveway which was to the
south was lined on the north with cherry trees and on the south with
cottonwoods, which extended as far west as the barn or further"

I'd appreciate it if you know of anyone who know more about this family or
the German Methodist Church in the Greenwich - Kechi area.

Thanks in advance.

Ramona Summers


Surnames: SULLIVAN
Submitter: cynthia yocum (
Date: 13 Jul 2002

I am looking for information on a child born to Linda Sullivan formerly of Oklahoma City. The child was a male and born in 1969 in a hospital in Wichita. His biological father is interesting in meeting him.


Submitter: Otta Sue Hilburn Hill (
Date: 13 Jul 2002

I have a picture/postcard, no date. A message from a young girl Ethel Brew, Wichita, to a Wilbur Jacques in Texarkana, both Tex/Ark written in address. Ethel is pictured with her baby sister. Any interest? Please email me.


Surnames: HARWICK
Submitter: Jean Bowers (
Date: 11 Jul 2002

I am looking for information on a funeral home and if it might be in another name. It is the Laney-Martin Mortuary that was on E Douglas in the year 1940. Also if there was a T.B. Santirium in the area in 1940. My grandmother Caroline Beatrice Harwick died there and the Laney-Martin funeral home took care of her arrangements. Thanks for the help Jean


Surnames: DAVIS, ALLEN
Submitter: Hollie Goldsby (
Date: 08 Jul 2002

Looking for information on William N. and Oliva A. Allen Davis who lived in Sedgwick county around 1904. They had a daughter, Florence Julia Davis, born June 20, 1904 in Sedgwick, Kansas (according to obit). Any information is appreciated.

Thank you,
Hollie Goldsby


Submitter: Jenny Stewart (
Date: 04 Jul 2002

Looking for information on the history of the Anness railway depot which I believe is in your County. I'm particularly interested in the origin of its name. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Jenny Stewart
Auckland New Zealand


Submitter: Steven Knight (
Date: 03 Jul 2002

Searching for info about W.M. Dodd, s/o Mr.& Mrs. L.F. Dodd of Souix Falls. W.M. Dodd was pallbearer at funeral of Gertrude Mae (Nabinger) Green (his aunt)in 1960 in Mitchell SD. He is listed in obit as resident of Wichita KS.Gertrude Mae's father, Anthony Nabinger, was my grand uncle and I'm trying to trace that portion of the family that went west. Gertrude had two other daughters, Mrs. John (Vera) Clark & Mrs. E.E. Griffith. I have no other info except the little that was in Gertrude's obit. This message is a repeat but I'm updating my e-mail address.


Surnames: ADAMS
Submitter: Linda Hirsch (
Date: 02 Jul 2002

amtrying to locate my grand parents who died in WIchita, some time after 1938 and 1946. Joner Ephrim Adams (could be John) and Lavina Adeline Scott Adams.


Submitter: Robert Heimann (
Date: 30 Jun 2002

I would like to contact anyone who researches or came across the names


in Sedgwick County, KS.


Robert Heimann,


Submitter: Millie Alexander (
Date: 29 Jun 2002

MONTGOMERY, Arnold Herbert, born Feb. 4, 1900,
Oxford, NE and died Jan. 27, 1982 at Wichita,
Sedgwick County, KS. Son of Samuel and Tamer
MONTGOMERY of Greenleaf, Kansas. Buried at Kechi
Cemetery. In 1961 he lived at 5200 N. Charles
Street, Wichita, married to Dorothee Geisendorf.


Submitter: Claude Smith (
Date: 27 Jun 2002

Seeking information for the following: John LIGHFOOT who married Elsie CHINN. Their son, George Leonard LIGHTFOOT who was either adopted or took the name SMITH. Joel BOBB or BUPP who married Mary Catherine ULRICH or ULBRECK. Jennie Lura CURTIS or CURTISS.


Submitter: Anne Sennish (
Date: 20 Jun 2002

My great-great grandfather, born in New York State around 1810, lived on
Kelleys Island, Ohio in the mid-19th century. Lived in Wichita at the time
of his death, on January 14, 1901. Looking for his parents (possibly born in Vermont and Connecticut, respectively).
Thank you, Anne Sennish, Farmington, MI and Kelleys Island, OH


Surnames: HUNT
Submitter: Terry Hunt (
Date: 06 Jun 2002

Death Notice for John Berry Hunt. D Nov 25 1939
in Wichita Ks. Buried at Wichita Park Cemetery. Thanks Terry


Submitter: Hope Brush (
Date: 31 May 2002

I am searching for my Great-Grandmother.
She was born- Goldie May Foster -Sept 1895 in Vinita, Oklahoma. Parents were William and Sarah Ester Jane Ward. Goldie died in the summer of 1942 in Wichita, Kansas. Although her house was in Coffeyville, Kansas.
I do not know the name she died under. It was her 4th marriage. First marriages were to Davis(My grandfather), Murisky, and then Clayton. Then 1 more marriage, but not sure on that name.
On my grandfathers birth certificate, his mom's name was May Murisky and on his death certificate is said his mom's name was May Foster.
She was a Cherokee Registered Indian and they had her death, but always under the maiden name. I want to know where she was buried, and have been searching for 10 yrs now. Can anyone please help me. My email address is

thanks so much.


Submitter: Marizelda Watson (
Date: 29 May 2002

My sister and I are descendants of Oliver S. BIGGS. We have many PALMER & BIGGS relatives in KS (Sumner, Sedgwick, Butler, and Harper Counties) and are looking for wedding dates, birth and death dates, and children's birth dates of the following: Jessie Leslie Biggs b in early 1880s, Walter Leslie Biggs, Lyle Biggs b 1890, Lloyd Glen Biggs and Eula Mae Biggs (she married Walter HUXMAN--Governor of KS in 1937). Walter had a son Harold and a daughter Verna (married to J.T. DEPRIEST), both live in Mulvane KS. Lawrence Biggs, a son of Lyle reportedly ran a hotel/boarding house in El Dorado.

If you have any info on these people, I'd sure love to communicate with you.

Marizelda M. Watson (nee Helgeson)


Surnames: EVANS
Submitter: Howie Fitzpatrick (
Date: 29 May 2002

I am looking for information on the
Peter Evans family that lived in the
Furly area in 1900. His Wife name was
Emma and they had several children.
He was my Great-granddmother's twin.

Howie Fitzpatrick


Submitter: Joan Smith (
Date: 20 May 2002

Looking for descendants/ancestors/information concerning the family of Michael (Mike) and Ellen QUINN DERMODY. Michael was b. abt. 1853, Ire., Ellen Quinn was b. abt. 1860 in MO. I believe they were in MO when the first 2 children were born 1880 to 1883, then Iowa bet. abt. 1883 and 1887, and migrated to Sedgwick Co., KS in 1887, when Michael first appears in the Wichita directories, as a plumber. They later appear in the 1900 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS census with 11 children, in the 1910 and 1920 census listings Ellen is shown as a widow, and some of the sons are still working in the plumbing business. Ellen's brother, John Quinn was also working with them there, from 1887 to abt. 1890, when he migrated to Mahaska Co., IA. Some other surnames connected to this family in Kansas are HUDSPETH and MUELLER. Thanks.


Surnames: MORGAN
Submitter: M L. Canfield (
Date: 14 May 2002

We are looking for descendants of William H.Morgan b. ca 1856 MI D. 1895 Hayville KS md to Mary Addie Simpson Sept 26, 1877in Sedgwick Co, a child Birtie is shown on the 1880 census. William was guardian for his brother James E.Morgan in 1880..we are looking for information on James E. also.
Mortimer E. Morgan of Lorain Co. Ohio married Sarah J.Morgan b. 1837 PA d/o of David P. Morgan of Grafton Lorain Co Ohio. Mortimer was with the OVI of Ohio in MI when William, Joh, Thomas, James was born and died in 1864 of typhoid fever. It is possible John and Thomas died also.
We would like to make contacts with descendants of W.H. and James E. Morgan s/o Sarah Jane Morgan Morgan and Mortimer E. Morgan of Lorain Co Ohio and Haysville Ks.


Submitter: sandra kimbell (
Date: 10 May 2002


MY name is Sandra kimbell and im the GGGranddaughter of Charles Walter Smith born November 19, 1867 and died February 24, 1952 in Wichita Sedgwich co. Kansas. in the obituary i recieved for him it has 3 brother and a sister listed 2 brothers and the sister lived in Cherryville Kansas, there in lies the problem i have searched for Cherryville Kansas and apparently it no longer exsist or the name has been changed. does anyone know what the name might be now? I would appriciate any help thank you.

here are the names of Charles Walters siblings
Ernest Smith
Herbert Smith
Woodson Smith
Magnolia Smith.

Charles Walter Smiths Children are
Zelda (smith) Morgan,
Mabel(smith) Bryant
Bertha (smith) Barnett
Gerald Smith
Carl Smith

thank you again for any help provided

sandra kimbell


Submitter: Ray Perschbacher (
Date: 04 May 2002

Looking for info. about Perschbachers,Thomas Patrick Doyle or any of his family. Thomas married Lena Perschbacher 1 May 1890. Also Jim Austin or any of his family. Jim married Hatie Katharine Perschbacher 23 Jan 1895.


Submitter: B (
Date: 26 Apr 2002

Lena Bell HUGHES nee EMILY born 1890 MO - died Oct 1978 Wichita, Sedgwich, KS, husband M. Ira HUGHES.Where are they buried? Was his given name Marcus, or Maurice? Thank you, B


Submitter: Mary (
Date: 18 Apr 2002

Looking for relatives of Moses STANLEY, b. 1897, Pike Co. MO, d. 1969 KS (possibly Wichita, Sedgwich Co.) s/o Clarence E. Stanley b. 1876, Pike Co. IL and Rhoda "Cassie" TURNBAUGH Stanley. Moses moved to Milwaukee, WI with his parents about 1925-1930. He married Myrtle (Last name unknown) and I don't know if they had children.
Moses had 2 brothers: Samuel E. and Harry W.
Have have information on this Stanley family I'll happily share.


Submitter: Janet Duffield (
Date: 16 Apr 2002

Where can I find divorce records, specifically for Louis Preston Brumley and his wife Esther Ann Sellers, probably about 1924? Also divorce records for Winston Huffman and Esther or Margaret or Louise Brumley Huffman about 1955?
Thank you, any help is greatly appreciated.


Surnames: PURCELL
Submitter: Helen Purcell Montag (
Date: 12 Apr 2002

I found your site with a Google search asking for genealogy help for Wichita, Kansas.

I have discovered a long-lost ancestor who, unfortunately, recently passed away. I would like to obtain a photocopy (or text) of the obituary, so that I may contact my new relatives.

Here is the information on my ancestor's name and obituary source/date:

REID, Helen Louise (PURCELL); 93; Wichita KS; Published on July 30, 1999, Page 14A, Wichita Eagle, The (KS)

Would you be able to help me? Thank you for any help you are able to give me.

Helen Purcell Montag
7717 Galleon Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009


Surnames: LASSEN
Submitter: Vicki Tate (
Date: 12 Apr 2002

My ancestor, Henry Lassen, died on 1-3-1919 in Wichita, Kansas. He was partial-owner of the Lassen Hotel, which was named for him. Where would I find a copy of his obit?


Submitter: Sharon Allen (
Date: 08 Apr 2002

Trying to find obit for Lavaga Ella (Dayton) Wilson who may have died 3/19/1987 in Sedgwick KS and was buried in White Chapel Cemetery in Wichita KS. Would appreciate any help. THANKS!
Sharon Allen


Submitter: Michelle James (
Date: 07 Apr 2002

Looking for Otho Spriggins Cole (b. 1872 in Illinois) and Inez Minnie Leonard (b. abt. 1880 in Kansas). They probably married in Kansas around 1905. Children: Floyd Milton (b. 1908 in Oklahoma), Willis (b. 1910 in Oklahoma) and Warren (b. 1917 in Colorado). This family lived in Sedgewick County, near Wichita around 1915. Otho's parents, Samuel Willard Cole and Mary Elizabeth Keller Cole lived in Sedgewick County from about 1905 to 1915. Both are buried in Wichita.


Submitter: Rich & Terri Moberly (
Date: 05 Apr 2002

Walter Bridwell Family in Wichita Sedgewick County Kansas.
Walter Conger Bridwell
Bonnie (Butler) Bridwell


Submitter: Cliff Oliver (
Date: 05 Apr 2002

I need help in finding information about Mary R. GREEN ANDREWS. She died in Garden Plain, KS., April 6, 1903 and then she was sent back to Peoria, Co., Ill. for burial at French Grove Cmt. Is there a local paper for Garden Plain that might have her death notice or obit in it? Is it available on microfilim? Any guidance will be greatly appreciated! cliff


Submitter: MaryLu McClure (
Date: 04 Apr 2002

John D. Smith was born on September 27, 1843, in Delaware County, IN. He was the son of John C. Smith and Harriet Preston. They came to Delaware County, IN, from Muskingum County, OH.
I have been told that John D. Smith came to Wichita in 1897.
Another source states they lived "in Missouri".
His wife was Sarah Franklin.
I have no other information about this couple. I do have the other names of John C. & Harriet Smith's children.


Surnames: KNIGHT
Submitter: James C Knight (
Date: 30 Mar 2002

I am looking for info on my grandfather James E Knight who lived in Sedgwick co. and worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation in the early 1940's and may have died in Kansas in 1955.
please reply
James C Knight


Submitter: J. Yankovich (
Date: 28 Mar 2002

Looking for information on Edward J. Hickman (born 1870)married to Frances Mary Park (born 1877) in Wichita, KS, on Jan. 20, 1917.


Submitter: Anita Stevenson (
Date: 14 Mar 2002

Is there an index of cemetery records available for Old Mission Cemetery? If so, I'm looking for information on a Mary Stevenson buried there sometime between 1900 and 1933. Thanks very much!

Anita Stevenson


Submitter: Tracy Kennedy (
Date: 10 Mar 2002

I am looking for information on several families.
The first Joseph C Maxwell (b1844 in KY died 1937 TX) and wife Roberta Foster (b1847 TN died 1917 KS) . They were residents of Wichita KS from abt 1885-1920. They had three children David S, Hallie S & Joseph C Jr. Mr & Mrs Maxwell are buried in Wichita KS.
The second familiy is Elias W Jewel (b1860 in MS d 1955 in Mt Hope) and his wife Elma June Kennedy (b1863 d1927 in Mt Hope KS. Elias moved to Mt Hope with his parents in abt 1880 with his parents Daniel & Sara Jewel. Elias & Elma were married in 1886 and lived all of thier lives in Mt Hope where they raised 6 children: Nellie, Carrie, Glayds (married Walter Ives), Mary, Edwin & Gertrude (Trudie).
Elias was in the retail furniture bussiness and was the community mortician until 1944. Elias was also a member of the Mounty Hope Masonic Lodge and the Wichita Consistory.

Any information would be apprecaiated.
Thank You


Submitter: Jacki Ensworth (
Date: 05 Mar 2002

Greatgrand parents; EILLEN (NELLIE)& ERNEST MICHAEL McCLAIN, also believe more of the McClains are burried there also. Ernest & Nellie are the parents of Vernita, Virginia & Josephine. Ernest has brothers, CHARLIE, CLEM. Have no information of parents of ERNEST.
Vernita is my Grandmother. Her mother Nellie is the daughter of JOSEPH BAKER & BELLE RITNEY.
Is there someone who could look for me. I live in Oregon. Thank you.


Submitter: Shirley Edillon (
Date: 04 Mar 2002

I have been told that a Molly Bradley married a Mr. BONZER, and that died in Clearwater, Sedgwick Co., KS.

Looking for her husband's name, her dates and the cemetery she is buried in, and any possible children that may have lived and married in Sedgwick Co. Molly (Mary?) was born about 1861 in Cooper Co., Missouri.

Thank you.


Submitter: Debbie Lubbs (
Date: 03 Mar 2002

Looking of further information on John J. G. GRAHAM. Called Bren, he was a United Brethren Minister in Wichita, born abt 1867 in WV. His wife's name was Anna. He had 2 daughters; Mildred LEAPER and Esther who married. He died sometime after 1926.



Surnames: ALLISON
Submitter: Jan LaMotte (
Date: 02 Mar 2002

My great uncle Ray G. Allison died 6 Apr 1969 and was buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Are any of his wives buried next to him? I think their names were Hertha and Edith. I need to know the dob and dod for each wife. Any info appreciated.


Submitter: Sharon Tate (
Date: 26 Feb 2002

I am looking for a current address for Sharon Smith who posted a query on the site in 1998 looking for family of Thomas Judkins, and his daughter Margaret Jane to Tom Harley, Jr. I would like to exchange info with her. Sharon Tate


Submitter: Jenny Vermillion (
Date: 25 Feb 2002

Searching for descendants of Corwin Elmer BARE, s/o Elmer and Ella (BEELMAN) BARE. Corwin was born 23 July 1912 in Mesa Co., CO. He lived in Wichita for over 30 years. He died 29 Dec 1991 in California. To my knowledge he had 3 children.
I am looking for them to add their information to my family genealogy/history book before our 100th gathering in 2004. Any leads would be appreciated. Please contact me directly as these people may still be living and not want their info posted. Thanks so much! God Bless!~ Jenny Vermillion (419)562-9496 (419)563-5373


Surnames: OFFUTT
Submitter: Dave Offutt (
Date: 25 Feb 2002

Looking for information on two Offutt's listed as being buried in Maple Grove Cemetery:

Offutt, Edgar L.
Offutt, Samuel R.

Both listed as having died on the same date? No date of births.

Any information helpful

Dave Offutt


Submitter: Suzanne Boyle (
Date: 21 Feb 2002

I am researching the VanBuren line. Thomas Sweet was married to Mary VanBuren in Illinois. They had a son Ora Sweet born in Missouri. Mary's father Henry VanBuren was my second great grandfather. Any information would be appreicated.
Thank You
Suzanne Boyle


Submitter: Shirley Beebe (
Date: 17 Feb 2002

Does anyone know anything about the J.E. Caldwell who lived in Wichita--appears in the 1887 City Directory. He apparently moved there from Cuba, N.Y., and I'm wondering if he is related to my great grandmother Mary Susan Caldwell who married Harmons S. Huson. They eventually lived (and died) in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


Submitter: Sharon R. Tate (
Date: 12 Feb 2002

I am trying to locate family of Margaret Jane Harley. She was born September 21, 1906 and married a Tom Harley, Jr. who was at one time the County DA. They had a daughter Candace who died in 1975 and Margaret died in 1985. They were living in Wichita at the time of their deaths.Thank you.


Submitter: Amy Ferdinand (
Date: 06 Feb 2002

I am looking for my Great-grandfather Mack Gorham (aka. Gorum, Green). He lived in Wichita, KS from 1880s to 1947.


Surnames: HUSON
Submitter: Shirley Beebe (
Date: 06 Feb 2002

I'm looking for information regarding my second great grandfather, David Ryder Huson, who was living in Wichita in 1880. He lived with his son, Harmon S. Huson, and they appear in the 1880 census. I don't know how long they lived there, and I think D. R. Huson may have died there. If there is a death and/or probate record, I'd be happy to find such information. Harmon S. Huson lived in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1900, and his father was not listed with him in that census.


Surnames: BRENGLE
Submitter: Chuck Brengle (
Date: 05 Feb 2002

I am seeking information regarding my Grandfather, John F. Brengle. He may have lived in Wichita at 129 No. Lawrence in 1888 and was a cook. He was married to Elizabeth (Jennie) Fitzpatrick but may have been estranged at that time. Some information we have shows that he left Kansas in the late 1800 for Oklahoma and then returned to Kansas around 1900, but we don't have a location. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.


Surnames: MARTIN
Submitter: Tom Kivett (
Date: 02 Feb 2002

I'm looking for a Reggie Martin & Dorthy. They may or may not have been married. They were in Wichita around 1950. He was a craftsman of some sort and she was a hair dresser or beautician. They left for Denver in 1950. 


Surnames: BETLACH
Submitter: Patty Betlach Russell (
Date: 27 Jan 2002

I seek information on the Frank Betlach Family who possibly lived in Sedgwich County circa 1903 to 1927. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Submitter: Ann Panlener (
Date: 26 Jan 2002

During an earlier visit to this site, I found a record of intent for naturalization as filed by two of my ancestors: Peter Grattan, 12 March 1872, and Patrick Hugh Grattan, 12 March 1875. I can no longer find them listed. Can you help? They were both born in Ontario and settled in Marion County, Kansas, where their father Alexander Grattan homesteaded. Elizabeth McGinn, age 48, born in Ontario, was also listed. Thanks!


Submitter: Lynne Sutton (
Date: 26 Jan 2002

Looking for info on the family of David Henry Stewart,b:11/29/1871 in Creston, Iowa. Married Francis Elizabeth Pierce in 1896. Was in Indian Terr. Okla in 1897 where thier first child, Mary Elizabeth Stewart(My grand-mother)was born. They then moved to Cheney, Ks, and thier 2nd and 3rd children were born there in 1899 and 1900. Any info of thier time in Kansas would be helpful. They moved from Kansas sometime between 1900 and 1905 and ended up in Petaluma, Calif.

Contact me at:


Submitter: Faye Davis (
Date: 25 Jan 2002

I am looking for information on the MAGEE family. The 1895 Ks. Census listed W.O. MAGEE and O.R. MAGEE, both were born in Indiana and were living in the City of Valley Center.

My Grandfather was CHARLES WILLIAM MAGEE (1893-1955). I do not know where he was born. His SS# was issued in IND. and he died in Terra Haute IND. His death certificate list his father as being WILLIAM MAGEE.

CHARLES showed up in 1910 Topeka to marry MARY HARVEY (from IND). After her death he married LEONA HANSHER. After leaving her (probably in the 20's) he showed up in Terra Haute, IND. married to his 3rd (?) wife Lucille Thorton, this was after WWII.

He has 5 known children:
Katherine Faye (MULLEN)
Ruth Irene (WINCE)(died in CA.)
Charles Andrew (can not find him, in 1955 was in Louisville, Ky.)
Thelma (DEFOREST) (died in Topeka)
Milford Marion (died in Topeka)

CHARLES MAGEE's obit indicates he has (had) nieces and nephews. I have no names.

When his son MILFORD died in 1974, relatives of the MAGEE's showed up in TOPEKA at his funeral. No one can remember their names or anything more than they lived in Kansas.

Thanks, Faye


Surnames: ALLEN
Submitter: Debbie Allen Adams (
Date: 16 Jan 2002

My aunt, Mary F. Allen died in Wichita in 1880. She was four years old I believe. Apparently there was a "fever" during that time because it was noted on the 1880 census. I am searching for her death record and/or cemetery record. Thank you for your help.


Surnames: BISH
Submitter: B. Workman (
Date: 15 Jan 2002

There is a possibility that the Bertha Bish listed under Maple Grove Cemetery is my Great grand mother's sister. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about her sister except the year of her birth which I believe it is 1889 the same as the Bertha Bish buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. 
The name of her parents would be a great help.

Thank you,

B. Workman 


Submitter: Rick Dewees (
Date: 14 Jan 2002

Looking for burial infomation on Hanna Maria (Dewees) Simpson, b. 1844 OH, d. 1901 believed to be in Wichita KS. Daughter of Thomas Lee and Leah Metcalf Dewees. Wife of Edwin Simpson. Thomas Lee Dewees and Edwin Simpson were both Union soldiers. Hanna's siblings included Joseph Thomas Dewees, Samuel D. Dewees, Guly Emily Dewees. Contact me at Thanks for any help.

Rick Dewees 


Surnames: DENT
Submitter: Sue Teeter (
Date: 12 Jan 2002

ETOLIA RUSSELL DENT. Seeking info on Etolia Dent, daughter of Don R. and Edith Russell. Any help on her or her desendants very much appreciated. Sue Teeter


Submitter: Russell F. DeVenney, Jr. (
Date: 11 Jan 2002


Obituary for my Grandfather Elijah Martin Cooper who died 11/22/1929 (Sedgwick Co.). Last address 
1146 So. Waco, Wichita, KS. Wife Martha Jane (Ritchey) Cooper.

Obituary for my Grandmother Martha Jane (Ritchey)
Cooper died 10/8/1918 (Midian, KS Butler Co.). Last address Midian, KS (Towanda Township). Husband Elijah Martin Cooper.


Surnames: TRIMMELL
Submitter: Sharon (
Date: 11 Jan 2002

Information wanted for Eva Lou Trimmell. Her maiden name is listed as Megehll, which does not look right. She died in Wichita 4/1922. Is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery. Any info would be appreciated.


Surnames: OWENS
Submitter: Brent Smith (
Date: 11 Jan 2002


To whom it may concern,

I am a service coordinator for an individual that is not fully aware of his past, but he is 90% sure of what his adopted parents names were. We are trying to find adoption papers and possibly a lead on his real parents names. His adopted parents were

William H. Owens and Edith L. Owens. They were supposedly married in 1940 and buried in West Wichita. They had an adopted sister named Lorna Gay Owens who was three years younger than the individual that i am helping (William L. Owens).

Could you please help me find these people or point me in the direction i need to go. Even if that is a phone number of all the cemetaries in Wichita and surrounding communities. I am not sure when they would have died, but i know they kicked him out when he was 18 years of age which would have been in 1963 and i think they might have lived another 10 or more years, but that is unknown at this time.

I can be reached at 620-342-8601 and my name is Brent Smith. I work at LMC Services who deal with persons diagnosed with Mental Retardation and Developmentally Disabilities. Any help would be great.

William L Owens was adopted around 1950 (he was born in 1946. 

Thank you,

Brent Smith
LMC Services


Surnames: DENT
Submitter: Sue Teeter (
Date: 10 Jan 2002

DENT, E., daughter of Don R. and Edith Russell. Seeking info on her or any of her children. Please contact me appreciate any help, Sue Teeter


Surnames: PECKOVER
Submitter: lesley Peckover (
Date: 08 Jan 2002

i am tracing my family tree and would like information on the surname


Submitter: Stu Koblentz (
Date: 02 Jan 2002

Looking for any information on the family of THOMAS ELSWORTH KENNEDY (or maybe Elsworth Thomas Kennedy). Wife, EMMA AuRILLA MONNETT KENNEDY. Daughter BELLE MARTHA KENNEDY may have come with them when the moved to Wichita ca 1913. THOMAS died ca 1920. EMMA died in December, 1953; Body removed to Caledonia Ohio for burial. BELLE died in 1960. Need obituary for EMMA (Died 12-8-1953) - I will do leg work in Ohio for anyone who helps me with this.


Submitter: Laura Taylor (
Date: 30 Dec 2001

I am looking for for the following person: Annie May TAYLOR. She was born January 1889 in Missouri. She was the daughter of Lee TAYLOR. When her father died in May 1940, the record of funeral shows that she was living in Wichita Kansas and her last was SMITH. She had a sister, Allie Lee TAYLOR who was married to a John TIMMONS and a half-brother Roy TAYLOR. Her father was born in Illinois and her mother was born in Ohio. Her mother became ill and died after 1893 in Oklahoma. I would like to have contact with anyone who knows of Anna (Annie May) or is related to them. 


Submitter: Judy Schor (
Date: 29 Dec 2001

I would like any information you have on Henry and Dora (Vaughn) KLOTZER. They supposedly
lived in Wichita, KS. Henry was b. abt 1851 probably in Monroe Co.,Illinois. They were m. in Perry Co., Illinois 14 Oct 1884. 

Henry's parents were Anton and Mary Ann Klotzer. His sister, Teresa, m. Jean/John Sainteve.

Thank you for your help. 


Submitter: Kathleen Hill (
Date: 29 Dec 2001



Submitter: Jim Dewater (
Date: 11 Dec 2001

I recently received a copy of a marriage license between S.B. Byers and my great-grandmother E.M. Dewater (Elizabeth M Dewater). When they married on Apr 7, 1909, he was aged 75 and she 60. When she died in 1931, her tombstone read, Elizabeth M Dewater. I suspect Mr. Byers died shortly after their marriage and she used her first married name. I can find no record of Mr. Byers either before or after the marriage. Request assistance in locating information about this gentleman. Thank you.


Submitter: marie laduron (
Date: 08 Dec 2001

Hello, I am looking for information on the Thomas Jefferson GODWIN familly that lived in Sedona?, Sedgwick County. He married a Mary SLOPER and farmed next door to the Branson Cemetery. 
Also trying to find my Grandfather George SERVANCE. I had heard he was a drifter and cannot finnd him, He may have had a sister who married a DENETT.
My maternal grandfather was James H. SOMERS who farmed on E. 79th Street South, Wichita, Ks.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I will share information that I have.


Submitter: Helen DeLaurentis (
Date: 06 Dec 2001

I am seeking the parents of Frank Copeland STONE. Frank was born May 1908 in Wichita, 
Sedgwick, KS and died Feb 1988 in Boca Raton,
FL. Frank married Myra BRENNAN (my relative) in 1925 in Karnes City, TX. Possibly his middle name: Copeland, could be a family name? I am interested in only the names of Frank's mother and father. Can anyone help? Thank you.


Surnames: JEWELL
Submitter: Susan Doell (
Date: 05 Dec 2001

I am researching the Jewell family of Mt. Hope, Kansas. Would like to correspond with others doing the same. Thanks, Susan Doell


Submitter: David Martin (
Date: 27 Nov 2001

I am seeking information on how to contact Sherry Scott, who left a query about Simon Martin 3/27/98.


Submitter: Kathryn Moore Stucker (
Date: 26 Nov 2001

I am looking for connections to my Morgan and Weigle ancestors. Both families moved to Sedgwick Co around the time of the Civil War, the Weigles before the Morgans. Some of the males born there have the middle name 'Sedgwick'. The men were all railroad workers from OH and WV.
Arthur Monfort Morgan and Rebecca Kelly Mulford, > Peter Milton Morgan m Kate Mathis > Harry Clarence Morgan m Lillian Virginia Weigle. Peter arrived 1st, followed by his father after his mother's death in OH. 
John Michael "Mike" Weigle m Mary Mariah Saville > Lillian Virginia "Jennie" Weigle - all b in WV. Jennie's brother was named John Sedgwick Weigle. Her son was named Claude Sedgwick Morgan. 
The combined Morgan and Weigle clans moved to CA in abt 1906. Only Harry's brother Claude Duvall Morgan stayed in KS. Any takers?


Surnames: STEGINK
Submitter: kwoods (
Date: 20 Nov 2001

eva stegink


Submitter: Anne Spero (
Date: 19 Nov 2001

YOUNG: Info or relatives of George H. Young b: 1869 married Cora Whitesell 1896. Parent were James Young and Elizabeth C. Butcher of VA

WHITESELL: Cora Bell Whitesell b: 1878; her father was John Miller Whitesell; her mother was Mary Jane Light form PA 


Submitter: Ken (
Date: 16 Nov 2001

Seeking information concerning Emly(sp? may be Emily) Florence Williams b. 30 September 1866, Madison Co. Alfonte, Indiana. She married Henry Fletcher Rather (b. May 1867, Kentucky), in January 1888. Emly died 18 January 1926 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas. Any information concerning death, parents, children or additional husband information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Ken


Submitter: Janie Laningham Hittson (
Date: 09 Nov 2001

I am looking for a Edward Laningham who also has 2 sisters names unknown mothers name unknown the father's name Loyd Laningham or Lamon Laningham these children would have been born in the 70's I would be very thankful if anyone has any information on these children. these children would be my half brother and sisters if you can help me please let me know.

Thank you,
Janie laningham Hittson


Surnames: HASTINGS
Submitter: Lucille Therrien (
Date: 07 Nov 2001

I am looking for information about Mina HASTINGS and Elmer E. HASTINGS who were living in Witchita, KS in 1925. Thanks, 


Submitter: Dawn (
Date: 05 Nov 2001

Hi, I am looking for anyone that went to school in Wichita in 1961-1962. Not sure which school. I am looking for a person by the name of Doris Johnson (supposedly)or maybe Doris Adams? That may not be her name. She would have lived at 824 S. Dellrose, 9220 Birch Lane or 9301 Birch Lane. Her Birthdate is 8-17-1943. She was of Lutheran religion. She was 18, unwed and gave birth to a baby girl on 6-22-1962. Her Chart record # is AA79502 at Wesley Medical Center, if anyone has access to that kind of stuff. I am searching for a friend who is looking for her Birth mom. Her adoptive parents name is Lewis. She would like her medical history as she has a few problems and would like to be able to tell her childred something about the ancestry. Email me if you need further info. I don't have much but any way I can help to find her I will...


Submitter: Jackie Mastey (
Date: 04 Nov 2001

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather, Charles H. Kerr. He married Mertie Ann McFatridge in Wichita, Kansas, on July 3, 1890. Charles and Mertie had two boys, Homer and Roy. Mertie remarried and the small boys took their step-father's name. (Coundiff) I'm trying to find out what happened to Charles Kerr and when. I have little information, as my grandfather did not know much about his biological father. Jackie Mastey


Submitter: Lorena (
Date: 30 Oct 2001

Looking for a Lillie Spencer who lived in Wichita, KS in 1916. She is shown as an informant on the death certificate of Elizabeth K. Hoober Meeker Furtney Ittner. Was she Elizabeth's daughter?

There is a SPENCER family shown on the 1910 Sedgwick County KS Census living in Payne Township that may be Lillie's family.

Spencer, James; Head; W; M; 49; Farmer; MO; OH; Unreadable
---, Lilly; Wife; W; F; 42; OH; OH; OH
---, Nevins; Son; W; M; 10; IA; VA; OH
Spencer, Abraham; Father; W; M; 79; OH; VA; OH

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who could shed light on this family. Thanks!


Submitter: rjb (
Date: 28 Oct 2001

Looking for Rev. Theodore MORNING and wife Inez. Known to be in Wichita in 1918. Any leads are appreciated


Surnames: WRIGHT
Submitter: Jean Gilmore (
Date: 22 Oct 2001

I'm trying to locate Jennie WRIGHT, a former student at Waterbury School in Wichita. I don't know if she graduated. City directory lists her as a student there in 1892. I would like to know more about Waterbury School. Are there alumni records available which might give married name? I do know she had a daughter Marjorie in 1900 or 1901. I will be grateful for assistance.


Submitter: Jean Gilmore (
Date: 21 Oct 2001

Jennie WRIGHT was b. abt 1875 in Leadville, CO, dau of Charles A. and Harriet/Hattie (HUBBARD) WRIGHT. Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. city directories show the family living together in 1890 and 1892. Jennie was a student in Waterbury school in 1892. In 1900 or 1901, Jennie had a daughter named Marjorie. Does anyone have information about a marriage for Jennie, where she was living, other children, etc.?

Thanks for your help.
Jean Gilmore


Submitter: Phyllis O'Guin (
Date: 19 Oct 2001

Am looking for any info on a Patty(Patricia)
Schoonover who was married to a ? Harrison.
She was born in Witchita,Sedgewick Co.,KS
Dec. 31,1942. She went to high school in Lodi,
CA. May be my haf-sister.Thank you so much.
Her father could be Harold(Carroll)Schoonover.


Submitter: Jack Bender (
Date: 15 Oct 2001

I am interested in any information re Tom Harley, Sr or Tom Harley Jr. Both were lawyers in Wichita.
I have just today found obituaries listing for each and the wife of Tom Harley Jr and will look up next time I am in Wichita. If they are on line somewhere would someone please advise me. Not aware of Tom Sr's wife's name. Tom Harley Jr's wife's name was Margaret and she died in 1985. Any help re this family would be appreciated. Jack Bender


Surnames: GRAY
Submitter: Connie Siemen (
Date: 12 Oct 2001

Any information concerinng my grand parents. Margue (Mark) Susan Gray. Their son, Chester Marque (Mark) is my father. He was born around 1894. The last known area my father came from was Elgin, Ks and went into the army from Sedan, Ks.I would like to have a birth certificate. But not sure where he was born. Any information will be very helpful. Thank you Connie Gray Siemen


Surnames: HUBER
Submitter: Amber Ries (
Date: 11 Oct 2001

seeking information on William W. Huber, born in Wabash, IN, around 1898 and died in Wichita, sometime between 1930-1941. He worked for the bus company (in Wichita) and was thus nicknamed "Bus".

He was hit and killed by a train on the way to work one day, leaving his wife, Ethel Widdoes/Widows and 10 children: Raymond, Joan Jerry, William, Patricia, Robert Buss, Dale, Kenneth and Mike.
They have one half-sister: Linda Kay


Surnames: FENNEL
Submitter: Rheba Fennel (
Date: 10 Oct 2001

looking for the last name Fennel


Submitter: Sam Q. Schrot (
Date: 09 Oct 2001

Trying to find out what structure was located at 313 N Seneca WS, Wichita, in 1888. Business? Residence? Boarding house? I have the names of 2 residents (Mrs. Elizabeth Knoffloch & O. Martinson who was also the VP of West Side Nat'l Bank), 1 boarder (Frank Settegren, a laborer) and 1 employee (Rosa Heinig; no idea re: her occupation-- another question *g*) but no clue what the place was....


Submitter: Leroy Gailey (
Date: 06 Oct 2001

Seeking information on Levi L. Kinman who married Mattie Esta McWherter, 21 July 1917, Wichita, Kansas and his brother Emery Dean Kinman, married to Flowers who died 27 Nov 1982. Both boys born in Grayson Co., Texas. Any information on Kinman's would be appreciated. Thanks, Leroy Gailey Paint Rock, Texas


Submitter: sandra (
Date: 05 Oct 2001

came across your site when i was researching my family tree i am
wondering how far back the records for burial go? IM searching for my
ggrandfather Charles Walter smith who died on n February 24, 1952 in
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas i believe he is 
Trying to find the cemetery where they are burried.
IM also looking for his wife Jesse Maude Daniels who died
on April 28, 1940 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas if you can point me
in the right direction to find out this information i would greatly
appreciate it 


Surnames: GREEN
Submitter: Cathy Dennee Johnson (
Date: 04 Oct 2001

Looking for information on Perry C Green, and wife Julia M. Lived in Wichita at 221 or 227 North Handley Street from around 1878 or after until his death in 1911. Wife Julia M died in 1941 and both are buried in Highland Cemetery. Children are 
Minnie Pearl, b? 
Lena, b1883, MO 
Dollie, b1889 NE 
Pliney/Plyna, son b1894, NE 
Harry Basil, b1894, NE 
Walter living in OK at the time of Perry's death. 
Perry also has another son, Frank, born in 1866 in IA. 
Would like to know if there are any descendants working on this line. Perry is my gg-grandfather's brother. 


Surnames: TUCKER
Submitter: Jean Kennedy (
Date: 03 Oct 2001

Trying to find descendants of Whitney R. & Anna Tucker Children:GILBERT & JOEl
Please e-mail me at above add.


Submitter: Sam Q. Schrot (
Date: 28 Sep 2001

Searching for additional info on *any* Heinigs in Sedgwick Co. + (think I found all I can on this site...??).

Gottlieb (1839-1905)
m. Anna (maiden unk) (1846-1889)

* Richard (1868-1946) (never m. ...?)
* Rosa Martha (1870-1940), m. Charles A. Miller (1853-1937); children: Maurice H., Lawrence G., Arthur, Harold G.
* William T. (about 1872- ?)
* Anna (1874-1932), m. Charles W. Walker (1874-1935); no record (as of yet) whether they had children
* Mary (1877-1879)
* Charles (Charlie) F. (Mar 1880- Sep 1880)
* George (1881- ?)
* Otto (1883- ?)
* Arthur (about 1884- ?)
* Alfred T. (1886-1953), m. Minnie Gertrude Callahan (1888-1975); child (that I know of): Richard O. (1915-1919)

Appears all Heinigs in Sedgwick Co. were related so *any* and *all* info is greatly appreciated. Have additional info I can supply if needed for clarification.


Submitter: sandy avery (
Date: 23 Sep 2001

Looking for information on James Ralph Lauderdale who lived in Wichita, Sedgwick Co.,KS at least from 1957 to 1967. He had a stamp & record business which burned in 1967 & there was an article in the newspaper about it in Feb. 1967. He was born May 1893 & died Feb. 1978, I believe in Greenwood Co., KS.


Submitter: Monta R. Brummer (
Date: 20 Sep 2001

I am looking for information on Edgar Jason Robinson. He was born June 26, 1871 probably in Van Buren, Michigan. Parents were Jason James and Harriet (Miller) Robinson. He married Anna V. Pruitt in Sedgwick Co. Ks on Oct. 30, 1897. I think he had 3 daughters. In 1914 he lived in the Cheney area. I believe ha done some veterinary work. When did he die and where is he buried? Any information would be helpful. Thanks


Submitter: Marge Waterfield (
Date: 13 Sep 2001

Need to find data on my gr. gr. grandmother ElIZAETH PITMAN/PITTMAN, who was an inamte at a mental asylum in Wichata, Ks. in the 1870-1900 era. She was wife of GEORGE PITMAN, and had one daughter TEXAS MARGARET PITMAN FORSHAY. Need to find any data on her and her family. Elizabeth was born 1825 in NC and was in Fulton, Mo. asylum in 1880. Will exchange data on this family.


Surnames: LEFORCE
Submitter: Serena Steventon (
Date: 12 Sep 2001

Would the person who contacted me on the Leforce surname lookup from the Peck Kansas Centennial Book please contact me. I have some info for them. Thank you, Serena


Submitter: Nancy Scott (
Date: 09 Sep 2001

Mahala HON married Thomas SCOTT in Owen Co. IN, moved to Iroquois Co. IL, then to Sedgwick Co. KS.
Mahala (HON) SCOTT died 2 Feb. 1916, buried Maple Grove, KS. Thomas SCOTT died 3 Feb 1911, buried Maple Grove, KS. Mahala's sister or first cousin Katherine/Catherine married Pleasant SCOTT in Owen Co. IN, moved with Mahala & Thomas to Iroquois Co., not sure whether they also moved to KS. Pleasant was thought to be a brother of Thomas, but Iroquois Co. IL 1870 Census shows Thomas b. 1836 in OH & Pleasant born same year in IN. Seeking info on either of these families, obits of the four and names of their children and parents. Pleasant is son of Samuel & Milly (FOSTER) SCOTT, both born in VA, moved to Owen Co. IN mid-1820s, died 1854-55, both buried in Scott Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Owen Co. IN.


Surnames: HOUSE
Submitter: carol bassetti (
Date: 05 Sep 2001

does any one have information on a henry house
that died in the wichita kansas area about 1955? he was also a resident of oklahoma. his age would of been approximately 56 years. i am looking for the cemetery he is buried and also how to get a copy of the death certificate. thanks to all in advance who try to help me obtain this information


Surnames: EVANS, BOYLE
Submitter: David Walton (
Date: 01 Sep 2001

I am looking for information about Ida Fern BOYLE EVANS whose last residence was in Wichita when she died in August 1986. The KSGenWeb does not include 1986 in the list of indexed obituaries and a search the Wichita Eagle archives yields no results.

Is there another newspaper where an obituary may have been printed? I do not know when her husband, Orson D Evans, died.

Any hints on how to proceed are welcome.
David Walton


Submitter: Steven Knight (
Date: 30 Aug 2001

Searching for info about W.M. Dodd, s/o Mr.& Mrs. L.F. Dodd of Souix Falls. W.M. Dodd was pallbearer at funeral of Gertrude Mae (Nabinger) Green (his aunt)in 1960 in Mitchell SD. He is listed in obit as resident of Wichita KS.Gertrude Mae's father, Anthony Nabinger, was my grand uncle and I'm trying to trace that portion of the family that went west. Gertrude had two other daughters, Mrs. John (Vera) Clark & Mrs. E.E. Griffith. I have no other info except the little that was in Gertrude's obit.


Submitter: Fred W. Boughton, Jr (III) (
Date: 25 Aug 2001

BOUGHTON, William Truman. b. 12 Nov 1836, NY; d. 18 Dec 1901 " He was . . .a Methodist Minister;he was serving at Cheny, KS in 1893. Any information? Still need place of Death--KS? Where to write? Fred


Submitter: Beverly Disque (
Date: 25 Aug 2001

I am looking for any one who might know the McCutcheon family. On Myrtle's SS application she states that she was born on 6 March 1910, in Wichita,Sedgewick,Kansas. Her father was Wade McCutcheon, mother Mattie Green. She has a brother listed as Callis, on the 1920 census and the 1910 census. Any information on her family would be appreciate. I am looking for anyone who might have known the family or if there is anyone of her family members that might be alive. Please contact me at Beverly Disque, it is important I locate Myrtle's family large estate in question here. Thank you in advance


Surnames: FARRY
Submitter: Maria Farry (
Date: 24 Aug 2001

Are there any residents in your county with the surname farry or specifically tom farry


Submitter: D. Rice (
Date: 21 Aug 2001

I am trying to find Raymond Stanley Fessenden, born 1934 in Kansas. Possibly El Dorado, Augusta, or Wichita.

He supposedly still resides in the Wichita area.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.



Submitter: Jack Roderick (
Date: 21 Aug 2001

I am looking for my great aunts maiden name Tillery surname A.C. Clinton, Sarah Sims, &Thomas&Mary Gibson late 1800,s early 1900,s.They are suppose to be buried in Sedgwick County KS


Surnames: DAVY
Submitter: Claudene Britt (
Date: 20 Aug 2001

Trying to find information on two Davy brothers. I found them in Greeley, Sedgwick County, Kansas on the 1880 census. They were John R. born 1875 and James C. born 1878. Their parents were Allen D. and Anna E. Davy. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that can help me with these two men.
Thank you, Claudene


Surnames: TURNER, PIGG
Submitter: Laurie Lewis (
Date: 03 Aug 2001

Searching for info on Orville Harold TURNER family. Orville married Mabel M. PIGG. They had a son Harold E. Turner b May 7, 1920 in Wichita, Sedgwick co., Kansas. By September of 1924 the family was in Los Angeles, CA where their daughter Jacqueline F. Turner was born. Any help greatly appreciated.


Submitter: christy b (
Date: 01 Aug 2001

I am in search of information on my great grandfather Herman M McMarlin. I am doing an family tree for my mother for Christmas. I know that he was born November 12, 1902.DOD was 7/31/70. He married Loretta Auckerman in Columbus, Ohio and had 2 children with her. Betty Jane and Patricia Colleen. He has 3 grandchildren: Richard Smith, Michael Maddux and Nancy Maddux. He has 4 great grandchildren: Joelle, Stephanie, Christy and Erika. He has 6 great great grandchildren: Kody, Khristian, Ashley, Matthew, Cameron and Abigail. He moved to Kansas from Columbus, Ohio after his children were older. He married a woman named Bessie Thackery. He died in 1970 the year I was born of Leukemia is what we have been told. My grandmother Patricia Colleen passed away in 1998 of heart problems and MS. Her sister Betty Jane just passed away in July of this year of Heart and Lung problems. I would like to know where he was born and what his parents names were. And anything else that!
anyone knows would be great! Thanks


Surnames: HOWE
Submitter: Bob Rosbrook (
Date: 01 Aug 2001

My (2) great Grandfather moved from New York State to Sedgewick with several of his children around 1831 after the death of his wife. His name was Francis Howe . His wife was Nancy Paul. I am looking for ANY information. Thanks Bob R.


Submitter: Philip Duck (
Date: 29 Jul 2001

I am searching for information on John Sommers Speer who died in Wichita, KS in 1910. He was said to be a doctor that worked on an Indian Reservation. After his death, his second wife, Sallie Eudora Meredith Speer, moved to Maryland with their three children, Margaret, Gladys and John Sommers.


Surnames: DRENNON, DAY
Submitter: Paula D. Johnson (
Date: 19 Jul 2001

Looking for information on RUDOLPH DRENNON. Believe he was in Wichita area as late as 1952. He is the son of Charles and Sarah, born abt. 1885 in MO. May have been married to Lola Day.


Surnames: ADDY
Submitter: Barb Toppins (
Date: 15 Jul 2001

Looking for info on Addy Family. All help appreciated.
Barb Toppins


Submitter: Steve Sulmmers (
Date: 07 Jul 2001

I am looking for information about Angeline Summers Steele, wife of Arthur Steele who is said to have been buried in Kechi, Kansas -- Sedgwick
C., Kansas. From:LDS Family History Library Catalog

"Arthur P. Steele (1842-1918) of the fifth generation. He was born in Putname County, Indiana, the son of Robert Steel (1800-1845). After Robert Steel's death, his family migrated to Illiois. Arthur Steele married Angeline Summers in 1866 at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. They had ten children, 1867-1885. He died at Wichita, Kansas, and was buried at Kachi Cemetery, Kachi Kansas." Possible Spelling error
for Kechi.

I think Angeline is probably a daughter of Martin H. Summers (who is also listed on the same webpage cited above) who was my (2)great grandfather.

Any information would be appreciated.

Steve Summers


Surnames: COX
Submitter: Audrey Hausen (
Date: 06 Jul 2001

I am searching for information on Roswell (aka 'Doc') Cox and his family. I believe that Roswell passed away in the 1930's in either Sedgwick or Crawford County, Kansas. If anyone has any information, I would love to hear from you. Thanks.


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