COWLEY COUNTY

1998 Query Page - 2nd Quarter


Sandra McCartney Whalen, WHALENS@prodigy.net, Wed, 01 Apr 1998
I was born in Winfield 1940, and grad. from Winfield High School in 1958. My Father was Bernard McCartney and he owned and operated the White Star Lunch ( or better known as Bernie's). I don't know when he started the cafe, but probably long before me. He died in the early 1960's. The cafe was located on East Eighth behind the Calverts store, what is now I think the 101 building. I also became interested in genealogy a few years ago. Just wanted to say hi.
Sandra McCartney Whalen.
Karel Babb Welch , klbwelch@yahoo.com, Sun 5 April 1998
Searching for descendents of Sylvanus B. THARP. & Mahala F. BABB. They migrated from Shelby Co IN to Clark Co IL to Cowley Co KS. Children: Lillis M. b.1876, Otto E. b.1879, Alva J. b.1880, Nellie M. b.1883 m.Allen A. HOLT, Fred H. b.1887, and Lottie b.1892.
buxom@swbell.net, Wed, 08 Apr 1998
I am searching two different families in Cowley Co. Charles Carroll Morgan m. Jennie Ergenbright. He was born December 1857 Springfield, Ill. She was born in Iowa. They owned a farm in Cedarvale twnsp. and their children were born there from 1880 to 1900. The other one is Josiah Will Spurgin, born Cowley Co. 1880. This is all the information I have on these families. I would appreciate any information regarding these two families.
Dan Cossentine, seeme2adopt@earthlink.net, Wed, 08 Apr 1998
I am looking for the death place for Jame H. Sorey and Sarah. How can I find their burial place. They died in Winfield about 1910. Any help would be apprieciated.
Jim Nicholas, nicholas@baylink.net, Thu, 09 Apr 1998
I'm trying to find out about Bosler Hippensteel. He was born 27 JAN 1891. He was married to Dolly Carter. I think they lived in Rock, Kansas, in Cowley County. They had a daughter named Viola Jane Hippensteel on 20 DEC 1916. They later moved to Michigan. Martha Wagele, Berkeley, CA, Fri, 17 Apr 1998, steve@emf.net
Hi, I am trying to find out who Winfield was named after. My great-great -grandfather was an early Kansas settler and his name was Winfield Lee Fuller. I was wondering if it could be the same. Do you know how I can find out.
Gordon Bennett, GordonBenn@aol.com, Tue 21 Apr 1998, Jacksonville, Texas
TAYLOR, CRAVEN I am searching for the families of my grandparents, Elmina Taylor and George Robert Craven. Elmina TAYLOR was the daughter of William G. TAYLOR and Artemizia Elizabeth __________, born May 12, 1866 in Illinois, died June 12, 1928 in Tonkawa, OK. William G. TAYLOR supposedly was born in Illinois. "Mrs. Artemiza Elizabeth TAYLOR, 93, died at the county Farm Saturday, April 15, 1933. She formerly made her home in Udall. Surviving her are a sister who lives in Mulvane and several daughters one of whom is now living at the county farm. Funeral Services wil be held Tuesday (April 18, 1933) at 10 a.m. in Udall. Burial will be in Udall cemetery. "[from the Winfield Daily Courier,Monday, April 17, 1933]Who was the surviving sister of A. Elizabeth TAYLOR? Who were the Surviving daughters of A. Elizabeth Taylor? What was Artemiza Elizabeth TAYLOR's maiden name?
Pat Journeay, pbj1@cwix.com, Tue, April 21, 1998
I am researching my great, great grandfather Jabez D. Hammond who arrived in Winfield, Ks. in 1878 with his wife Nancy Tannehill Hammond and seven children. He died in Cowley County in 1883. The family moved to Argonia in 1893. Looking for an obit or death certificate or someone who might have a clue about this family.
Chris Booth, cbooth@incentre.net, Sat, 25 Apr 1998
We are looking for the Booths that lived in Winfield, Kansas during 1909 to 1912 or maybe later. We have pictures and postcards. We have an address of where they used to live. I was hoping you could help us. The address is 616 East Street, Winfield, Kansas. We do have pictures of the house. My husband great great grandfather name is James J. Booth born in Kentucky died in Winfield, Kansas abt 1912 or later. He married Ruth Ann Ward October 1, 1852 Jefferson county, Illinios. Ruth Ann Ward born in Ohio.
They had 3 boys and 2 girls. Children names are Laura Virginia Booth born February 22, 1854 Centralia, county of Marion, Illinios. Married Cassius Martin Clay Hathaway 1881 Belle Plaine, County of Sunmer, Kansas. Thomas Hobbs Booth born december 5, 1861 Illinios died June 13, 1922 Millet, Alberta Canada, Married Samella Matthews October 9, 1893 Wellington, county of Sumner, Kansas. Anderson Booth No information on him or the other two children. Hopefully you will be able to help find our family.
Thank you.
Linda Oatman, lcoatman@micron.net, Mon, 27 Apr 1998
Looking for information on the family of Madison Brown "Matt" (1858-1930) and Hester (GOODWIN) 1867-1945 MILLIGAN. They had three sons: Carl (b. ca 1880), Claude G. (b. 1882) and Charles C. (b. 1884). One was a druggist, one was a salesman and Claude was a lawyer in New York (what burrough?). Does anyone know anything about them or where they ended up? Also, Matt's brother, Jesse Peeler "Pete" MILLIGAN (1850-1932) and his wife Sarah HANKINS (1861-1944), who had six children. Matt and Jesse owned and operated Famous Shop Shop in Winfield. Jesse's son Everett apparently kept the business going; he d.1966. Also, who is Milf MILLIGAN who was living with Jesse in 1910 census? ANY help is appreciated.
Linda Oatman
DAB1057, DAB1057@aol.com, Thu, 30 Apr 1998
Seeking information or relatives of John R. PURDY who lived Northeast of Arkansas City, Kansas, Crisswell Township. Died April 22,1902. Buried in Parker Cemetery in Arkansas City. Also looking for Decendents of John D. LOCKE who also lived in Arkansas City about 1875. Thanks.
Yvonne E Schwartz, 75552.2076@compuserve.com, Fri, 1 May 1998
George Adam Anglemyer 1864-1939 b.May 11, 1864 in Harrisone twop Elkhart County, died december 15, 1939 in Winfield Cowley County, Kansas.

Married Willie Inex Gordon February 6, 1887. Georges parents are Samuel Anglemyer and Margaret Eve Hartman. I am looking for ancestor and decendents of George Adam Anglemyer.


Nora Probasco, nprobasco@earthlink.net, Fri, May 1, 1998
I am interested in all PROBASCO surname info, research and family trees. I have begun an extensive PROBASCO database and plan to use it to direct PROBASCO researchers to others who may be researching their line. Check out my new Probasco Home Page to aid in PROBASCO research at http://home.earthlink.net/~nprobasco. My Probascos were in Cowley County since the 1870's.
Bob Branson, HELLIK@aol.com, Sun, 3 May 1998
I was born in Cowley County in 1927 and can contribute some information on the Branson family. Please let me know what I can send you. My grandfather served the county as sheriff back around 1910.
Thanks, Bob Branson
Allen D. Martin, 18707 N. Jack Tone Road, Lockeford, CA 95237, twogun@inreach.com, Sat, 9 May 1998
Looking for an Army captain from Arkansas City
In 1962 and '63 I had the pleasure to serve with a fellow named Warren Jay Willcoxen from Arkansas City. His family as I recall ran or had an interest in a trust company or savings and loan located there. He was an attorney serving at Ft. Hood, Texas, and I would like to find out whatever happened to him. Have been unable to locate any information. Thank you for your time and trouble.
Michael Fox, mfox@gowebway.com, Sun, 10 May 1998
Surname: FOX, Luke M., b. 24July1844, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland. d.1889, KS. Immigrated to U.S. via New York, 1860. [He disappears for 6 years, concurrent with the Civil War. Veteran?]. He married Annie O'Connor (NFI) LaSalle (Ill?) 1866.

They had 12 children, 9 surviving infancy. Included are Clara (still alive in CA c.1970), Ed, Mike, Mark

Mark Joseph FOX (The youngest), b. 16Apr1888, Winfield, KS, d.25Dec1980, Ojai, CA, He married Nellie Margaret BELTZ, c.1915, b.1889 d.1959, Torrance, CA.

s/1 Howard, b.1916, d. c.1980, FL, Though he married 4 times, left no descendents.

In Nov 1920, Mark and Nellie sold the farm, (6miE/4.5mS of Winfield, 9m W of Dexter), realizing $1715.42 at the auction (12 horses, 32 cattle, 8 hogs, 250b corn, 8T alfalfa, 350T prairie hay, 11 acres can in shock, tools and accessories), and moved to California, where:

s/2 Larry Ralph FOX, b.18Jan1927, Carpenteria, CA, d.14Jul1987, PasoRobles, CA. (As both his parents were pushing 40, and his brother was 11 years old, Dad always assumed it was an accident...). He married Lois Evelyn WATSON, b.21Dec1931, Sanford, ME, d.6Nov1994, Saugus, CA.

I am the second son, (and third of six overall) of this union.

My curiosity was piqued recently when I obtained a copy of the flyer for my grandfather Mark's 1920 auction, as well as a typewritten balance statement. I noted that there were three others named Fox (Luke, Chas. and Ed), as well as Theo., Earl, and C.A. BELTZ among the winning bidders. A scan of recent events in Cowley County indicate there remain folks of both of these names present, though I have no clue as to the relationship (if any exists at all).

Thanks, MJFox


Donald W. Richardson, 1031 East Rosebrier, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 1-417-889-5039, dogmen@dialnet.net, Thu, 14 May 1998
I am looking for a list of tombstone inscriptions for Union cemetery in Winfield. Can you point me in the right direction? Your help would be much appreciated. Thank You.

Neal Freeman, bogart1@centurion.flash.net, Tue, 19 May 1998
I am seeking information about Guy Wood born 1883 and raised in in easter Cowley County and his trick horse, Colt Hamilton. His dad was John Wood of of what was once Hooser, Cowley County, Kansas. At about the turn of the century and up to about 1906 he travel with a small traveling show/carnival to various towns in sourthern Kansas and North eastern Oklahoma.
Sandy Rader, ssrader@mcn.net, Wed, 20 May 1998
Searching for information on John Franklin Matthes, born in 1886 in Ill. Lived on a farm in Winfield, Ks. before 1920. He usually went by Frank instead of John. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank-you, Sandra K. Rader (Matthes)


Sandy DeLauretis, ziggy@sktc.net, Sun, 24 May 1998
Saw your geoealogy page and noticed you have COOK's in your family, probally not related to mine but they did live and die in Winfield. They were a David Cook and his wife Laura Kohler. My next job is to find the cemetary where they were buried, if you have any ideas where to start I would welcome them. (David died in 1935). I live in Clearwater, KS so a trip their is to big a deal as long as I have some clue as where cemetaries are in that area. Thanks, Sandy DeLauretis
Janie Cooper Russell, Sapulpa, Oklahoma, JANIER@prodigy.net, Mon, 25 May 1998
Looking for decendents of John and Eliza A. Cooper and children. Also James B. and Permilda Cooper and children. James and John were born Ohio ca 1830's > Iowa ca 1860's > Kansas ca 1870's-1910's. John, Eliza A. and some of the children are buried Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Harvey Township, near Atlanta, Kansas. John raised my GGGrandfather Charlie A. Cooper and his sister Samantha. James raised my GGGreatuncle Leonidis C. Cooper, who was Charlie and Samantha's brother. Would love to find decendents of James and John Cooper. Thank you for your time.
Ron & Sondra White, rwhite@telepath.com, Wed, 27 May 1998
My surnames are Moses and Haven or Havens. We are looking for R. L. or "JIM" Haven or Havens b. abt. 1874 (in a census record, his son states his father is born in Kansas) died April 30, in Stillwell, Oklahoma.

Also looking for Lettie Moses (daughter of Kimble Alonzo Moses and Mary Jane Harrison-Moses) b. April 1, 1873 in Cowley County, Kansas. Lettie Moses and R.L. "Jim" Havens were married in Huntsville, Arkansas


Bart Popowski, bartp@hotmail.com, Wed, 27 May 1998
I understand that there was a state census done in Kansas in 1895. Do you know someone who could do a lookup on it? I am looking for Eliakim S. WILSON, who was probably living with a brother, Eri Albia WILSON. Eliakim's pension papers show him living in Burden in 1895. These papers show Eliakim as dying there September 19, 1897. Any recommendations as to how to locate death certificate information and an obituary? Any help you could lend would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Susan SPEAR Ingram, Sli1031@aol.com, Thu, 28 May 1998
I have a question....I'm looking for information on...Franklin SPEAR b. Jan 8, 1890 who is listed in the SSDI as last residence being Dexter, Cowley County, KS...SS#212-38-7244...year of death 1956...applied for SS in Maryland...I'm new to KS...can you give me any idea of where to look, or a name of a volunteer who is working in that area...thanks so very much...Susan SPEAR Ingram.... :) You've got a friend in PA.
Patti Bates, PATTIBATES@aol.com, Thu, 28 May 1998
I am looking for information on the William Pitt Bates family that lived in Winfield in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Can you tell me if there is a genealogy or historical society in the county that could do lookups for me and/or has printed materials on the area and its people? I have other ancestors in Chase County and found books and obituaries on my ancestors, so am hoping to be able to obtain similar information from the Winfield area. Thank you so much for any help you can give me. Patti Bates
Douglas Kinley, 1600 Carolyn, Derby, KS 67037, netvista@mail.derby.k12.ks.us, Fri, 29 May 1998
I am reasearching the sur name Kinley. The came to Kansas from Illinois about 1878. They seetled near Cambridge, KS. How do I start finding land, birth, and marriage documnets?
Marilyn Cain, mcain@arkansasusa.com, Sat, 30 May 1998
HAMMON, INGLE, TEECE, MANSELL, BRAUN/BROWN
I would like to know if there were any mines in Cowley County around 1885 and if so, where they were located? If not, where were the nearest mines? I am looking for information on my gr grandparents George INGLE b.1834 England and Emma TEECE b.1834 England who were supposed to have lived in Cowley County, KS in 1885. I have been unable to determine where they lived or find any record of them at all in Kansas.

My grandparents Oliver Granville HAMMON (b. 1858 Athens Co., OH)and Ellen Jane INGLE (b. 1870 Marshall Co., IL) were married July 2,1885 in Udall. Their marriage certificate states that both were residents of Cowley County. Ellen's father George INGLE was a miner and so were two of her brother-in-laws (Timothy MANSELL b. 1851 England and Adolf Wilhem BRAUN/BROWN b.1857 Germany).

This family worked as miners in England before 1864 and in IL from abt. 1864 to 1885. In 1888 to 1895 they were miners in Johnson and Logan Co's in AR and by 1900 Choctaw Nation in OK working in the mines.

Thank you, Marilyn Cain, Springdale, AR, MCain10030@aol.com


Karen Brennan, OhDemBones@aol.com, Sat, 30 May 1998
Is there a place and way I can get a map showing Cowley County cemeteries? Even the older ones, the ones that are not used anymore, moved names of cemeteries if any moved, etc. Address also would help. I am looking for several in the Tisdale area. Found Tisdale, but there are Old Tisdale, Early Tisdale, Fairview, Griffith. Thanks for any help you can give me. I am hunting Shields and Laniers.
Janis Adams, JanisAdams@aol.com, Sat, 30 May 1998
Searching for information about David E. (perhaps Emery) EVANS, father of Anna Mae EVANS (2/10/1872 - 6/4/1943) and five younger sons. Anna married Charles Calvin ALLING (12/18/1867 - 9/6/1938) at her parents' home near Cambridge, KS on 2/23/1891. Who were David's wife, parents, et al.?
Jennafaye Reynolds, jennafaye@psnw.com, Sat, 06 Jun 1998
I am searching for Lowrys in Cowley County, KS 1880's or so. Do you know or have access to any of the marriage dates ect ? I have a James M. Lowry and a John M. Lowry, the John M. I know some about him and their mother was Hannah Lowry. Is there anyone else searching this name in your county?
Warren Mullin, warren@kctera.net, Tue, 9 Jun 1998
My ggg grandmother, Mary Homesley MULLIN died in 1872 in Cowley Co., Ks. No one has been able to tell me if she's buried there, if there was family there or who she may have known there. Her husband, (William Martin Mullin,) died in Dade Co., Mo. in 1866, but something took her to Kansas. Does anyone know anything about her? Does her name or surname ring a bell? Thank you kindly for your time.
Wanda ASBURY Bingham, bingham1@netnitco.net, Fri, 12 Jun 1998
I am currently looking to add to my tree back to 1620. I have thirteen generations in Cowley County, Kansas and then in Metcalfe County, KY and then in Richmond County, Virginia.

My uncle lives down the street from you. John B. Asbury. I am looking to add more information to my family tree and I need the name of the slave that is buried next to my great great grandfather Page Asbury in Union Cemetary can you help.


Judy Fuller Sikora, 2441 Fox Avenue, Madison WI 53711-1924, stevens608@aol.com, Mon, 15 Jun, 1998
I am searching for my great, great grandfather, Samuel Johnson. He was born in West Virginia (in Marion or Harrison Co) circa 1834. He married Ann Saunders from Harrison County, WV who was about 20 years his junior. The 1870 census has Ann living at home with her parents in WV. I can't find Samuel anywhere in WV. Some family records indicate that Samuel was living in Arkansas City around 1880 - 1890. Family stories say that he was a preacher and sent his family back to WV. He was to follow but did not. His wife remarried circa 1894 and gave birth to another child in 1895. I assume Samuel was either dead or disappeared at that time. Any information?
Jo Ann Wilkerson, 12533 W. 82nd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66215-2742, wilkersn@tfs.net, Tue, 16 Jun 1998
I am researching my family line Stacy. Levi Alexander Stacy born 1854 in MO married Eliza Ann Miller 1873. Their children are Allen Jackson b. 1873 MO(m.Minnie Ballard)(my direct line); Patsy Ellen Stacy b. 1875 (m. James P. Martin); Mary Jane Stacy b 1877 MO (m. Henry S. Green); Minnie Ann Stacy b. 1879; Ida Mae Stacy b. 1881 MO (m. John Motti); Iva Myrtle Stacy b 1885 MO (m Criss Brown); Walter & Eva Stacy (twins died young); Gertrude Alice Stacy b 1890 MO (m. William Johnson); Ira Alex Stacy died young; John Wesley Stacy b 1894 MO (m. Susan Byers); Orvel Evert Stacy b 1896 MO (m Beulah Short). I would like to hear from any descendants of all lines.
, BL_Schmidt@compuserve.com, Wed, 17 Jun 1998
Seeking descendants of Oliver Alva PRATT and his brother Robert B. PRATT. Oliver lived in Cowley County from 1870s until his death. Robert lived there at various times between 1876 and 1893. A complete list of their 24 children (and spouses) appears in the "PRATT-BROWNFIELD" section of my website (address given below). Surnames of their spouses, children and children's spouses include: ALLEN, BOTTORFF, BRUNTON, BURNS, COPPLE, DANIELS, DAVIS, DUBLER, GILLICK, GLASCOCK, JENKINS, HALL, HEY, HOGAN, HUBBS, HUBER, MASSARAND, NIXON, PRATT, RICE, TYLER, WOLFORD. Several descendants of various branches of this PRATT family are working together on research, sharing info, old photos, etc.

I have posted in the "Current Photos" section of my genealogy website a group photo probably taken shortly before or after 1900 of a threshing crew in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. The photo includes Oliver Alva PRATT (1838-1919), Leonard "Len" ELLIOTT (1882-?), Ocee BOSTOCK and 6 other young men who we have not yet identified. Do you recognize any of these men? The photo will remain online for your viewing at least through July 2, 1998. Any help will be appreciated.

If you have any information or are a descendant, please contact us. Thanks.


Janie Cooper Russell, , Sun, 21 Jun 1998
COOPER--John and Eliza A. lived in Burden, Cowley County ca 1880's-1913.

COOPER--Frank -son of John and Eliza- lived in Longton per John's obit-1913

COOPER--Asy--nephew of John and Eliza--lived in Elk Falls per John's obit 1913

SHELLY--Effie, daughter of John and Eliza--lived in Okla. per John's obit.

COOPER-James W.

COOPER-Asa and Alice

COOPER--Albert Fay lived and was buried Longton, Kansas-son of Charley and Arminda Cooper

Charles, James B., and John Cooper were all brothers--the sons of Lycurgus and Martha Cooper -- who lived in Republic, Cowley, and Cherokee Counties at different times ca 1880's-1920's. Charles, James and John were all born in Ohio, moved to Mahaska County, Iowa and then to Kansas together. John also had a twin sister, Elizabeth. Have no info on Elizabeth. There was also a sister, Samantha Driggs who lost children that are buried somewhere in Cowley County, who moved along with them. Lycurgus settled in Jasper County, Mo. and died there in 1891. James B. died in Springfield, South Dakota, Charles died in Kellogg, Idaho, Samantha died in Valley County, Idaho, and John died in a fall from a tree in Burden in 1912. I'm sure there are decendents of these people still living around the Cowley and Cherokee areas. Would love to get in touch with them and fill out the family lines. Will be glad to trade information with them.


Karen Schultz, Minn, KSchu82630@aol.com, Mon, 22 Jun 1998
I Live in Minn and have some family in that area. I am looking for a death date for Dorinda Pace Damewood and also would like to know if an obit would be available between 1875--1880. She died and I would like to find the cemetery and grave of Granville Damewood and Dorinda Pace Damewood. There is other Damewoods there also. Can you tell me who to contact, is there a person in charge of the cemeteries? Is there a genealogy society there? This is the first time I have gotten close to this information. Thank you for any help that you may give me. Was told he was buried in Dexter. Thats all that I know. Karen Schultz in Minn hope you can help me.
JOwens3271@aol.com, Tue, 23 Jun 1998
I am trying to find info for a friend on her grgrandfather, Homer Freeman. He died in a hunting accident at/around Winfield August 24, 1871. His wife was Mary Bolton from Canada and they had five young children: Lillian, William, Charles, Augustus, and Fred Almond Freeman. Thanks in advance to any and all that might have some information.
Charles Cole (Dallas), Wildcatl72@aol.com, Tue, 23 Jun 1998
SURNAMES: Staggers and Coles
I am researching 2 of my families in Cowley County - The Staggers and the Coles. The Staggers (Adam Staggers) moved to the Mt. Vernon area (northwest of Winfield) around 1880, farmed there for a number of years and then moved into Winfield (around 1905).

The Cole family (George Spencer Cole) homesteaded around Sealy (near Udall) around 1876 and then later one of the sons (my grandfather George Harvey Cole) bought a farm 4 miles north of Winfield.

Would be happy to correspond with anyone working on this group. I do have some press clippings from that era.


MARILYN CAIN, mcain@arkansasusa.com, Tue, 23 Jun 1998
I have been looking at the 1885 Cowley Co., KS Census. I found my family listed in Ninnescah Township with Udall listed as the Post Office. Can you tell me where the Ninnescah Township would have been? Was it near the Ninnescah Cemetery? I was at the cemetery about 2 or 3 years ago. Thanks in advance for you help.
Roland Wilkinson, rwilkinson@coinet.com, Tue, 23 Jun 1998
Searching for info on Thomas A. Wilkinson who was a pioneer in Cowley County around 1870 and was there until the middle 1880's his wife was Anna C. Stewart, and 3 children, Fredrick Wilkinson, Helen Amelia Wilkinson, and Samuel I. Wilkinson. Wondering if you may have any info on them.
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