COWLEY COUNTY

1997 Query Page - 1st Quarter


John Foust Sr. w4sbn@ellijay.com, Thur, 2 Jan 1997
I am researching the family of Lewis Bradley Foust Born July 7,1907 in Atlanta, Ks. He was the son of John Anthony Foust/ Charlotte lee Fussell Foust. Moved from Ks to Pawnee Co.Okla.John / Charlotte is buried in the old City cemetery at Ralston,Okla.
Their family's was from Cowley Co.Ks.I am looking for any information regarding the name of John A.Foust's father. All we know of him is that he was from Tenn Knox or Anderson County's. He had four children three son's and a daughter. Was supposed to have died around the age of 27 years. I would like to contact other members of John A family.
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson Fri, 3 Jan 1997
I am looking to start my research on the SLATER family in LaGrange Co, IN. I would like to correspond with any to find connections. Family data that I have is below:

Isaac SLATER b OH

Thomas SLATER b abt 1812 OH, early 1830's in Greenfield Twp, OH
Thomas married Elizabeth PALFREYMAN widow(she was from England) CH:
Samuel b 1841
Amos b 1845
Hannah b 1846
Peter b 1849

Elizabeth PALFREYMAN's children by her first marriage: CH:
ukn child b England--believed to be male.
William 1832 b England
David b 1834 England
Mary b 1840 LaGrange IN

Families left Indiana date unknown, and by age twenty, Hannah was married to Richard COURTRIGHT, place and date of marriage unknown(abt 1866). 1870, family is in Cedar Vale, Chatauqua Co, KS, and 1880 Cowley Co, KS. When OK opened up, moved to Payne Co, OK. Children born in KS. Richard and Hannah die Payne Co, OK. I have a picture of Hannah with brother Samuel with Samuel's twin children. Evidently the Slaters also moved to OK, but at this time, I have no knowledge of them.

Would like to contact descendants of these families and collaborate research.--MUCH MORE FUN!!

Sincerely, Carolyn Leverich Atkinson, 1602 York, Des Moines, IA 50316

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Anne Szymanski Sun, Jan 5, 1997
I am looking for PIERCE in Winfield c.1917. I have pictures of my grandmother Elsie Pierce Brown (mother Ella Marie PIERCE) with cousin Faith and others. Father of Faith is Elmer (?) descendent of James Sandercock Pierce and Mary Batten. Elmer would have moved from Mendota, Illinois (b. Meacham, IL) 1900 or after. My grandmother passed away 13 Feb 1996 and I would like to share photos as well as gain family info.

Susan Bockoven Mon Jan 13, 1997
STITES/STILES/SMITH Seeking information on the STITES, STILES and SMITH families of Cowley Co., KS. 1880's to ?
Carol Chaplin Milbourn Tue Jan 14 09: 26: 41 1997
I am researching the John Andrew SCOTT family. John A b. 1846 in Coshocton Co OH, d. 31 Jul 1896, bur. Mercer (now Hope) Cemetery. John A m. Mary E. TRIMBLE 1869 in OH. Mary E was b. 1848 in Muskingum Co OH, d. 24 May 1928 bur. Hope Cemetery. They came to Cowley Co abt. 1875. They were in the Bolton twp. of Cowley Co. Their children: Amelia J m. Edward L Lawson, Lona S m. Albert E SMITH, Ella unmarried, Laura May m Jesse E SMITH, William H m. Florence C COGGINS, Lizzie m. George H SMITH, LeRoy m Florence GRAINGER. John Andrew's father was Robert SCOTT (1812-1878) and mother was Jane FERGUSON (1827-1915). Jane m #2 Whitman M RANDALL, 28 Mar 1883. Children of Robert and Jane SCOTT: Mary A m. John C STURTZ, John Andrew (listed above), Thomas m. Amanda J SHURTZ. This family also came to Bolton twp., Cowley Co from OH abt. 1875. I would like to hear from anyone with information to any of these families. I am looking for as many descendants as possible. Will share what information I have on their ancestors.

William Smith Tue Jan 21
Looking for information on John Andrew MAUS . Moved to Winfield,Kansas,Cowley County in 1878 from Pennsylvania. Died at Winfield in 1913 and buried at Union Cemetery. Wife: Sara Jane Christ. Daughter Helen married George L. ABBOT and was living in Winfield in 1914. John was a Col. in the Union Army from PA during the Cicil War.

Pat Feldman Mon Jan 27 1997
PRYOR: SAMUEL, a lawyer, was in Winfield, Cowley Co., Kansas during the census in 1880. He had listed with him a wife, SARA and a baby daughter, MARY C. as well as a mother in law. I would appreciate any information about this family.
Thank you,
Leona (Lee) Simonini Sun Feb 23, 1997
My great grandfather was Frank Siegel (Sig) Iddings, he was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1919-1921. He died on April 11, 1948 in Udall, Cowley County, Kansas. He was married to Mary E. Debord who I have no information on except that she was born in Maitland, Mo. She died in Udall,Cowley County, Kansas. They had a daughter named Lillian Mary Iddings, born July 20, 1885 in Udall, Cowley County, Kansas. She married Franklin Harold Latham on March 22, 1904 in Udall, Cowley County, Kansas.They were my grandparents. I would like to find out more about them in Cowley County if possible. Any help would be appreciated. I have information on Iddings and Latham that I would like to share with someone. Also had Frame family in Crawford County.Any help would be appreciated.

TONIA HOLLEMAN Mon, 20 Jan 1997
I have recently started tracing my family line of Shoemakers. I had an Aunt Arka Shoemaker who taught at High School in Winfield, Kansas. She retired about 1942 spending at least twenty five years in the teaching field of English Literature. I need information on her or where to write for her birth or death certificate. I would appreciate any information or knowledge anyone had about her. Thank you in advance for your time.
Elizabeth Cowley
Sherm FinchFri, 17 Jan 1997
Has anyone ever done a study of Mathew Doll, Cowley? My wife is a decendant of Mathew. He was a great grandfather to her. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Sherm Finch
Dave Sadler
Looking for my gg-grandmother's younger brother. He was John SIMMONS and he was born in Indiana 1823 and came to Kansas around 1880s by way of Arkansas first. Does anyone recoginize this SIMMONS line? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
Shawn CarpenterWed, 29 Jan 1997
My Grandfathers name: William Moffitt Youle ; born February 1912/1913 Siblings
Mildred Youle ; born December 19, 1901 near Oxford
Marjori Youle ; born 1904/1905
Thomas Clare Youle ; born between 1905 and 1912

Parents:
William John Youle
Elvina Moffitt Youle

Grandparents:
Isaac Moffitt
Emma Moffitt

Additional Info:
William John Youle owned a grocery store on the main street in Winfield. He had at least one sibling named John. He had sold the store in 1915 when the family moved to Corning CA.
Isaac Moffitt was the preacher and possibble founder of the Winfield Church of Christ.
Mildred Moffitt was batized by Isaac Moffitt in 1913/1914.
This is all the info that I have so far. If you could help fill in some gaps or find anything else that may be of importance please let me know.
I have only recently started doing this research so I am learning as I go. If there are any records that are able to be copied can you also inform me of this and I will figure out if it will be in my best interests to make a trip out there.
I currently reside in Southern California, near Pasadena and if there is anything I may be able to help you on please let me know.
Thanks
Shawn Carpenter
movieguy@pacbell.net Wendy White Fri Feb 28
Lonzo W. GRIFFITH and wife Elizabeth PRESCOTT lived in Sheridan township, Cowley County, KS according to the 1900 census. Elizabeth was born in Kansas. Where and when were they married? Who were her parents? Their children were: Nora (b. 1894) Anne (b. 1895) Lon Jr. and Benjamin Andrew (b. 1912).


Karen Bennett Thu Feb 13 1997
In Cowley County, I am searching for information on Susan Warren and her husband, James Allen McSmith. Also their daughter-in-law, Alma (or Elma) Sims and her parents George W. Sims and Mary E. Bell. I don't have a marriage date for Susan and James, but their first child was born in 1884. George and Mary were married 7-3-1889.

Peggy Hinshaw Fri Feb 14 1997
I seeking information on the family of Francil BURRELL, my GG Grandfather), b. 8 May 1817 in KY, m. 6 Nov 1838, Susan Emaline SEYMORE, b. 3 Mar 1825, TN. The settled near Burden, Cowley Co, KS 1880's. Ch: Mary, b. 2 Jul 1839; William, b. 20 Nov. 1840; Margaret D., b. 3 Sep 1842; Nathan B.,b. 24 Nov 1843; Elizabeth B., b. 7 Jan 1846; Leacretia, b. 6 Oct 1848; Francis, b. 20 Jun 1849; Isaac, b. 3 Aug 1855; Amanda, b. 30 Mar 1854; Delilah (my G Grandmother)b. 5 Mar 1857; Bartholomew (Barton), b. 23 Sep 1858; George Larkin, b. 1 Jan 1862; John, b. 26 Nov 1864; and Sarah Isabelle, b. 19 Oct 1867. Francis d. 4 Mar 1882 in Cowley Co, and is buried at the Burden Cemetery. Susan moved to Decatur Co, IA with her son and died there 24 Nov 1906. If anyone has info regarding Francis's parents and family or Susan's parents and family, please let me know.

Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 1997
Seek any and all information on Timothy McIntire b.1819, Wilton, NH, d. 1910, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854. Was part of the original Topeka (Breckenridge, Shawnee County) town association. Moved to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 then to Arkansas City in 1872. Was Editor of his youngest son's (Albert Timothy) news paper, the Arkansas Valley Democrat, from 1881 to 1897, was police judge, served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1872, was doorman at the Kansas Constitutional Convention in 1858? Married Catherine Jane Hill of Claremont, NH in 1841, had 3 sons George Henry, Charles Martin, Albert Timothy, and one daughter Betsy Jane. Died at Topeka State Hospital Nov 10, 1910.

Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 1997
Seek any and all information on Timothy McIntire b.1819, Wilton, NH, d. 1910, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854. Was part of the original Topeka (Breckenridge, Shawnee County) town association. Moved to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 then to Arkansas City in 1872. Was Editor of his youngest son's (Albert Timothy) news paper, the Arkansas Valley Democrat, from 1881 to 1897, was police judge, served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1872, was doorman at the Kansas Constitutional Convention in 1858? Married Catherine Jane Hill of Claremont, NH in 1841, had 3 sons George Henry, Charles Martin, Albert Timothy, and one daughter Betsy Jane. Died at Topeka State Hospital Nov 10, 1910.

Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 1997
Seek any and all information on GEORGE HENRY MCINTIRE b. 1844, Wilton, NH, d. 1921, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas with his parents, Timothy and Catherine Jane McIntire via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854, and settled in what is now Topeka, KS. (Brekenridge, Shawnee County). He moved with is parents to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 where he lived on a farm south and east of Emporia. He ran the farm with his father and bought land in the area before 1872. In 1872, he moved to Arkansas City with his family and in 1884 became Cowley County Sherrif in Winfield KS (Cowley County). Through the years, he served as policeman, police judge, and Justice of the Peace in Arkansas City. He Married Mary Rozella Champlin in Emporia, KS about 1856. He had one son, George Albert McIntire, and several sisters. He died in Arkansas City in 1921. He had two brothers, Albert Timothy and Charles Martin McIntire, and one sister Betsy Jane Osgood.

Ronald McIntire Sat Mar 8 1997
Seek any and all information on CHARLES MARTIN MCINTIRE b. 1852, Dixfield, ME, d.19??, Arkansas City, KS. (Cowley County) He came to Kansas with his parents, Timothy and Catherine Jane McIntire via the Emigrant Aid Company of Mass, in Nov. 1854, and settled in what is now Topeka, KS. (Brekenridge, Shawnee County). He moved with is parents to Emporia (Lyon County) in 1858 where he lived on a farm south and east of Emporia. In 1872, he moved to Arkansas City where he grew up. He worked for the Arkansas City Traveler (newspaper) and started a number of ventures in the newspaper trade. In 1879 he purchased the Arkansas Valley Democrat an 8 page weekly newspaper in Arkansas City, and in 1881 hired his father, Timothy, to be the editor. He sold the news paper in 1897. Over the years, he either established or tried to establish newspapers in Ark City (Cowley county), Cedar Vale, KS (Chatauqua County) and in various places in Cowley County. He later worked for the city of Arkansas City and started a number of other business ventures. He and some business partners floated a boat down the Arkansas River with an eye toward establishing comercial trade on the river. He married Laura May Gregg in Arkansas, KS He died in Arkansas City in 192?. He had two brothers, Albert Timothy and George Henry McIntire, the local constabulary at the time, and one sister Betsy Jane Osgood.

Sherman Finch Thu Mar 6 1997
Sherman Finch Sfinch@pacbell.net 3/6/97 Looking for information about a Mathew Doll Cowley and his wife Nancy Johnson Cowley, Later after Mathew's death she remarried a Griggs. She d 4/20/1911 El Dorado Mathew d 10/7/1864 little Rock in Civil War. Looking for any information about these ancestors in Butler Co. Mathew was my wife's gr grandfather. Sherman FinchMather
D. Willis Wed Feb 5 1997
I am looking for information on Daniel Wardlow family. 1880 census shows them living in Cowley Co. Kansas. He married Hannah Graham 1861 in Mo. She died in 1883 possibly while living in Kansas. He may have remarried while in Kansas. He was a member of the GAR and died in 1898 either in Kansas or Missouri. I would be interested if a membership roster of the GAR exists or records of Daniel or Hannah's burial.
J.Glasgow Sun Feb 9 1997
Oliver Perry SPARKMAN family to Cowley Co. about 1873 from Mo. Previously from Tn. Daughter Lucinga married Wm. B. DODSON in Cowley Co ca 1875. Dodson and Sparkman families in the area until at least the early 1900s.
Mary Ann Conard, maconrad@flash.netSun, 09 Mar 1997
COONROD/CONRAD Seeking information on Abraham Coonrod b. 26.3.1822 in IL, d. 18.3.1904 in Cowley Co. The family left Coles Co. IL, via Bates Co. MO, arriving in Cowley Co. abt 1875. Abraham married #1 Rhoda HADDOCK and #2 Angeline GILL. Children: John W. m M. NEAL; James T. m N. NEAL; W'm S. m Polka RICE; Rachel E. m A. TINSMAN; Bettie m A. Daniels; Abraham J. m M. GARDNER; C.Pleasant; Thomas H. m Emma; James A. m B. SPHAR. Will share information that I have.
Mary Ann Conard, maconrad@flash.netSun, 09 Mar 1997
CONRAD. Trying to locate information on William and Anna Eliza DAWSON CONRAD and their family who moved to Rock Creek Twp in Cowley Co in 1870, from Crawford Co. IL. By 1880 family was living in Tisdale Twp. William b. 8.5.1840 in IL, d. 7.10.1897 in Cowley Co. Anna Eliza b. 26.1.1840, d. 13.7.1906 in Cowley Co. Children: James J. b. 1866; Oscar m M. FRY; Jemmie/Mime m ? HENSLEY; Charity m ? RAPER; Cora m C. RAPER; Laura B.; and Charles W.
Sfinch Mon Feb 10 1997
Sfinch 2/11/97 sfinch@pacbell.net COWLEY , GRIGGS, JOHNSON, PACKARD Mathew Doll Cowley, MY wifes gr grandfather b 1824 Shelby Co IN m Nancy Johnson b 12/24/1824 Montgomery Co IN m 1/1/1845. Mathew d 10/7/1864 Little Rock, AR while in service of Union Army. Cowley County named after Mathew. Would appreciate any and all information about Mathew Cowley and family. Thank you,
Sigrid Merry Tue Mar 11 1997
MERRY - searching for relatives of Jacob Martin Merry, he moved from Noble Co, OH where his ancestors lived since 1818 to around Dexter KS.

Betty, bvl54@aol.com15 Feb 1997
Looking for information on claims made by Francis Dougherty and Mark Melt in about 1879. The claims were at the head of the N. Solomon River. They had built a house in Kirwin in 1879 but, by 1881 they had sold out and moved onto their claims hauling lumber 60 miles to build homes. They went back to Topeka about the latter part of 1882 because they had a son in Feb. 1882 in Topeka. Thier crops on the claims failed due to bugs and drouth. Is it possible to get a copy of land records? Any information this family greatly appreciated. Please e-mail bvl54@aol.com Thanks for you attention. Betty

Steve Ruggles Fri Mar 28 1997
I am looking for information on the RUGGLES of Cowley County. My Grandfather was James Walter Ruggles and he m Grace Genetta Brooks (her parents, Thomas Jasper Brooks and Rebecca Jane Miller came from Fayetteville, Arkansas). My Great Grandfather is James Elza Ruggles (he was born in Lewis County, Kentucky) and he m Edith Genevia Bowser (not sure). My Great Great Grandfather was James Elbert Ruggles (he was born in Lewis County, Kentucky) and he m Eliza Mary Everett (somewhere in Kentucky). My GGG Grandfather was Silas Anderson Ruggles (he was born in Lewis County, Kentucky) and he m Matilda Roberts (not sure). Each of these men are buried in the Rose Valley Cemetery in Cowley County, Kansas. If someone knows anything about these families I am willing to share my info as well. Thanks in advance! Steve

Ken W. Seaman Sun Mar 30 1997
Peter and Elizabeth (SMALE) SPANGLER settled in Auburn Twp, Shawnee Co, KS in April 1857. They had five children: Charles N. (b. 1852 in OH) Alice R. (b. abt 1856 in IN) Ida J. (b. abt 1858 in KS) Olive J. (b. abt 1862 in KS; twin) Arland (b. abt 1862 in KS; twin) Peter (b. 1828 in OH) died in Shawnee Co, KS in 1868. His widow, Elizabeth (b. abt 1831 in NY), married a neighbor, John B. COOK on 28 Mar 1869 in Shawnee Co, KS. John B. and Elizabeth COOK had twin sons on 27 Dec 1869, Edgar B. and Edwin. John B. and Elizabeth moved to Cowley Co, KS in the 1890's and later divorced (not documented). Elizabeth died about 1907 and was buried in Auburn Cemetery with Peter. I seek to exchange information on descendants and ancestors of Elizabeth.

Karlen Bruner Bain Mon Mar 31 1997
LINSCOTT, LAUTER, FULLER -- Big mystery. My gr grandmother Liva A. LINSCOTT (daughter of Francis Marion LINSCOTT and Nancy WILLIAMSON) lived in Winfield during much of her childhood, but after her mother's death in 1878, there is a mysterious and critical dark period during which she was boarded in Benton Co., AR with a DUCKWORTH family (1880), married and was widowed twice (first, William P. LAUTER, then, George A. FULLER) then died herself in 1992 (in TX) leaving my grandmother Bertha Willie LAUTER (b. 1887) and her brother Charles FULLER (b. 1890) orphaned in TX. The children were supposedly born in Indian Territory, but a lease was recently discovered showing that Liva and George FULLER were leasing the LINSCOTT farm in Winfield from 1889 to 1890, raising a question about Charles' birthplace. Absolutely nothing is known about why Liva boarded in AR at age 14, what relationshyip the KS LINSCOTTS had with the AR DUCKWORTHS, what happened or where she was during the next 7 years, nothing about either of Liva's husbands, where she met them, where they were married (KS? AR? OK?), why they spent time in OK/IT. Did Bertha's father Wm. LAUTER die in KS, AR or OK -- and where was Bertha actually born? Was little Charles born in KS or OK/IT? When Liva's daughter --*Bertha LAUTER was a young child, she and Charles were brought back to Winfield by their grandfather Francis Marion LINSCOTT. Then, when Bertha was a young teen, she was fostered to the GILBERT family of Winfield, and lived with them until her marriage. The GILBERT family lived near the LINSCOTT family at one time, and we assume that is how they knew one another. Did they also know one or both of Liva's husbands? These are family mysteries that keep us awake at night, so any clues would be greatly appreciated! Karlen Bruner Bain <travkar@mail.airmail.net>

Karlen Bruner Bain Mon Mar 31 11: 51: 42 1997
Mary FEHGLEY -- or some variation of that spelling -- was my grandmother Bertha LAUTER's best friend when she was a teenager in Winfield, KS from about 1895. They were very close, stayed in touch throughout their young adult and middle age years, and the only time I ever saw my grandmother cry was the day, sometime just after WW II, when she received news that Mary had died. Very little is known about grandmother Bertha LAUTER's childhood and early life, and I have wondered if any of Mary's descendents might have letters or memorabilia that would shed some light on Bertha's life through her relationship with Mary. Mary Feghley did marry, and we think she remained in Winfield, but we do not know her spouse or know for certain where she lived as an adult. Does anyone know these people? I'd so appreciate knowing something about Mary's descendents. Thanks. Karlen Bruner Bain <travkar@mail.airmail.net>


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