Sedgwick County Kansas - Queries

Posted in 1996

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Researching the Fred H. Harris line. Resident in Wichita from 1909 to present.
W Harris -


I am hunting for any info on my grandmother Fonda Bell Young. She was born in Oakhill, Kansas, Clay County, on June 1, 1885. She Had a brother named Dan and sisters named Hattie, Lizzy, Mary, and Nettie. The family stayed in Kansas moving to Haysville and Wichita in later years. Any and all help really appreciated. Thanks
Jackie Lamorie -


I am looking for information on my grand father Earl Blevins, he was born in Wichita in 1895. His father was Albert Blevins. He had two bothers John and Paul Blevins. John and Paul stayed in the Wichita area all their lives. My grandfather left to fight in WWI and moved to NJ after the war. Any information on this family would be helpful.
Joseph Blevins -
124 Sturbridge Dr., Erial, NJ 08081-9648


Hi, I'm researching the surname LAKE. My first known ancestors in Sedgwick County were Port Lincoln LAKE, my grandfather; Mary Clara Wilmetta KETTERING, my grandmother. My mother (Elene Francis POWELL, adopted TIDWELL), and us four children were all born there. My father, Loren Davis LAKE was born in Medicine Lodge, Barber County. I have quite a bit of information on the family if anyone is interested, and of course I'm always looking for additional information.
Milton D. Lake -
18924 Cypress Point, Monument, CO. 80132-8930


J.G. DORSEY, d.15Nov 1929 in Wichita, KS. Was married to Etta PALMER, d.18Jul 1950 in Wichita, KS. J.G.DORSEY was a medical doctor who pacticed in Wichita and upon his death his son-in-law Theodore Walker WEAVER Sr. inherited his medical library, equipment, etc. J.G. and Etta had two daughters: Helen - b.1Sep 1889 in MO and d.13Mar 1973 Wichita, KS. who was married to Theodore Walker WEAVER Sr.; and Mabel - d.13sep 1963 in Santa Fe, NM who married Harry Russell MOORE Sr.
Michael Campa -


Edward J Huston aged 76 b.1Feb 1875 in Polk Co,Ia came to Sedgwick Co. more than 50 yrs ago. Served as Sedgwick county commissioner from 1945 to 1947. Worked as railway mail clerk for 34 yrs.Member of Plymouth Congregational church and was a 32nd degree Mason. I am looking for his wife's maiden name only listed as Bess. He is buried in Wichita Park cemetery. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Lee M Huston -


I am searching for children or grandchildren who are descended from Louisa Conklin, who lived in Oxford, KS in the l890's. I have been thinking that her children might have moved to Sedgewick County (with its larger urban population). Conklin was a half-sister of my grandfather, and is the daughter of Robert Davis and Mary Sarsons. Davis was born in New Hampshire in l817, and died in Lincoln County, Nebraska in l883. His will was not settled until l894, and Conklin was the petitioner who urged settlement of the estate. Conklin was born in Miegs County, Ohio.
A Davis -


I am searching for information on Otis F. Tipton, b.April 17, 1872, Cherry Mound,Kansas. Worked for the railroad at Hoisington and Wichita,Ks. Last known place he lived was Wichita. Any information will be appreciated.
Betty Teter -


I am looking for info on James Floyd Baldridge b.abt 8 June 1920-25, Sumner County,f.John Baldridge, m.Lettie E. Larrance b. 1 Jul 1897, sedgwick, sedgwick. I am at a deadend, please help. Thanks
P Welsh -


I am looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather, Ben McLean. There is a street named after him in Wichita, as well as a park, and a fountain in town dedicated to his memory. I believe he was also a Mayor in Wichita. I am very interested to find out more information on Ben E.McLean Thank you.
John Patrick McLean -


I'm searching for any information on the MARKLAND Family. Thomas Earl Markland b. 3-18-1879 (?where), d. 4-1-1865 in Colorado. I only know that he returned from fighting in the Spanish American War (c. 1900) to his parent's home in Wichita. His parents names were Sylvester and Elizabeth Markland. Known siblings are Jessie, Myrtle, Ida, Herbert and Donald. Thomas married Carrie Nigh in Wilson Co. He worked for Missouri Pacific RR in Kansas before moving to Colorado to farm. Does anyone have any information on this family and where they were from?
Alison Spears -


I am looking for any information on the Elting families in Kechi, KS during the late 1800's and early 1900's. My ggrandfather's brother, Charles Marion Elting went to Kechi in the very early 1900's. He was staying with another Elting there. CM died in 1921. Any help or leads would be very kind.
Jim Elting -


Boston, Gray (no middle name)(b)June 12, 1903 in TN, (d)May 27, 1969 in Wichita, KS. He married (in MO I think) Georgia Denny Jan. 6, 1930, divorced Feb. 6, 1941 in Wichita. He remarried Mary Ellen Johnson (not sure when). Gray and Mary had no children together. Gray had 2 children, a boy, William Boston, and a girl, Ethie Jane Boston. I think Georgia was their mother. The last I heard, William was in Riverbank, CA, and Ethie Jane was in Jacksonville, FL. Gray's father was Robert Boston, and mother was Ethie Gray.
Jayne Genter -


Timbers, Theodore Greenup (b)July 28, 1908 in Goodnight, OK, (d) Dec. 4, 1993 in Wichita, KS. He married Sarah Ellen Hagar March 25, 1930 in Chandler, OK and moved to Wichita, KS in 1942. They had 5 children. His father's name was Ace Esley Timbers, and mother was Lena Mae Stufflebeam.
Jayne Genter -


Hagar, Sarah Ellen (b)January 20, 1913 in Randolf County, AK and is still living in Wichita, KS. Moved to Carney, OK around 1926. She married Theodore G. Timbers in Chandler, OK March 25, 1930. She had 5 children with Theodore G. Timbers. Edna Louise - Feb. 4, 1931, Carol Ann Mae - Sept. 17, 1937, Harold Gene - Oct. 29, 1944, Helen Jennifer - Oct. 29, 1946, and Betty Jayne - Nov. 6, 1952.
Jayne Genter -


Seeking information (parents, other siblings, spouses, children . . . anything!) re: three SANDERS brothers - Fred, Carl, Clyde. All lived in the Wichita area in 1921. Clyde m Mary STOUGH. Carl was a baker (b 21 Jun 1898 KS; d Sep 1971 KS). Does someone have *any* information they can share? Thanks.
Dixie Hickey -


Looking for information on Joseph (Josef) Kralicek and wife Ann Thomas (Soboslav) Kralicek. Joseph and family was one of the first settlers in Caldwell in 1874/75, but later moved to Wichita. Children of this family were born in Sumner or Sedgwick County. Please email me if you have info. Thanks,
Wynona Kralicek Hennessey -


James Henry Shultz was my great grandfather. He was a constable in Sedgwick County, Kansas but I have no dates as to when he would have served. He was born in l858 and died going to see his brother in Nash, Oklahoma Fe. 8, l93l.If you can be of any assistance I would greatly appreciate it. My mother and daddy still live in Wichita, in the same house they traded for their car in l938. Unheard of these days,HU.
Marcia Davis -


I'm searching for descendants of a Floyd GUNSAULLUS, born 4 Oct. 1897 died August 1978 - believe he was a Chief of Police?? in Wichita? - He was a cousin - does anyone out there recognize the name GUNSAULLUS? There are lots of cousins out there for you! Please e-mail me
Wilda Marshall Brown -


Looking for information on my gg-grandfather, Daniel Hall b:abt 1813-KY. In 1840's & 50's lived in Indiana, 1860's and 70's in Illinois. Lived in Sedgwick County, Kansas in 1880's. Was married to Sally in 1860 & 1870, Sarah in 1880 (same woman???). Children: Jane, Amanda(?), William, Sarah and Lucinda. Thank you,
Lucinda Wales -


I am searching for the birthmother of a coworker who was adopted. My friends name is Russell E. Locke and he was born in Newton, Ks. on 6-4-1966. According to his birth certificate, his mothers name is Helen Jane Hawkins (Spratlen). No father was listed, at the request of the mother. Helens' DOB was 2/13/39 and her address was 2050 W 11th St., Wichita, Ks. Helen was a Registered Nurse since 1960. If you can help, Russell (and I) would be most greatful.
J. Kevin Smith -


Nathaniel Jacoby, age 35, widower, children Ida May (9), Jenney or Jennie (7), Anvias (5) were listed on the 1880 Census for Grant township, Sedgwick county. I am trying to find any information I can on any of these people. Catherine McNell (age 57) was also listed in the household as M which I assume means mother.
Jan Spears -


I'm looking for Lewis W. and Rebecca PARKER CRITSER who were married 21 February 1853 in Lafayette Indiana. They celebrated their 60th wedding day in Wichita in 1913. Their children were Haddassa A. (Mrs. William P. Grimes--Oregon), Catharine "Katie" (Mrs. E.N. Benjamin Kansas), and L. William Critser (Turlock, CA). The Critsers are buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Wichita. Thanks for your help.
Pat Grimes -


Hi, I am looking for info on Dale WINNINGHAM. He was born 17 Aug 1912 and died on 18 Oct 1992 in Kansas City, Sedgwick County, Kansas. I believe him to be the son of William A. WINNINGHAM and Sarah. If this is the case, he is my grandmother's cousin. I would love to know if any of his sibs are living and if anyone has a pix of Dale's grandfather Jacob WINNINGHAM, my great-great. Thanks,
Shawn Gray -


Looking for information on Walter B. BARBEE and Loretta (Lola) BARTLEY who lived at 625 S. Water St. in Wichita, KS in 1915. These are my grandparents. Would love to have any information on them. Their son, Walter Allen BARBEE was born May 6, 1915. The attending physician was Roy Chi..b..y who gave his address as 710 Schweiter Bldg.
In 1916 Wichita City Directory, the following is listed: BARBEE, Walter B. (Loretta), meat cutter, Sanitary Gro. Co., residence 214 W. Indianapolis Ave., Wichita, KS
Loretta BARTLEY's parents, Owen Victor & Mary BARTLEY may also have lived in Wichita around the same time. Owen Victor (aka Victor or Vic) was a machinist and inventor.
Peg Graham -


I am looking for information on the Nafziger family that lived in Witchita. They were there in Mineha Twp. in 1900, according to the census. The mother was Adelia(Axtell) Nafziger. The children were Oder,John,Mary,Fanny,Grover and Christe C. They had come from Il. They later lived on market street with John and Carrie Constant. Thanks,
Ann Bonin -