COWLEY COUNTY

1998 Query Page - 3rd Quarter


Ron Adkins, hawkerii@swbell.net, Mon, 06 Jul 1998
In our searching for geneological information on James Albert Dawson we find that he is buried in Armstrong graveyard, Cambridge, Kansas. Are you aware of the location of this cemetery. Any information would be appreciated. Also we would appreciate the directions to Mount Vernon cemetery, Atlanta.
Thanks in advance, Ron Adkins
Harriet, HARRIETLYTLE@prodigy.net, Wed, 08 Jul 1998
Ransom N. HIDAY b. 1860 IN, d. after 1890 and before 1902, possibly in Cowley Co, KS. Ransom's son, Harley D. HIDAY b. June 1889/90 was, in 1900, living with his grandmother Laurilla GROOM and g.grandmother Esther B. REED in Cowley Co, Ruhland twp, KS. Does anyone have information on this family?
Raymond E. Bassett, raylou@mail.usmo.com, Fri, 10 Jul 1998
David E. Byers lived in Winfield, KS. area in 1878 and died there in 1922. His wife was Frances (Humes) Byers and she died June 22, 1927 in Winfield. They are buried at the Union Cem (found in book: Jacob Byers and Descendents in Clinton Co. Library in Frankfort, IN. David E. 's father was my ggrandfather. David's son David Patterson was married and is buried in the area. A daughter, Laura Ellenor, married to an Osterhout, in that area. A daughter Mollie married and lived in that area also. A daughter Julia Armetta married and lived in that area as well. Any information regarding this family and present existing members would be greatly appreciated.
Raymond E. Bassett
R#2, Box 539E
Sunrise Beach, MO. 65079
Rick Reed, reed_r@WIZARD.FIRN.EDU, Fri, 10 Jul 1998
Would you please add these family names to the list for Cowley County. REED, TANQUARY, NEWMAN
Thanks, Rick Reed
Steve Morrow , srmorrow@ida.net, Sat, 11 Jul 1998
I wish to contact desendants of David Lafyette MORROW (born: 1837 in Missouri, died: 12 Oct. 1912 in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas). His wife Sarah Elizabeth WRIGHT (born: 2 May 1847 in Wheeling West Virginia, died 3 Dec. 1932 in Wichita, Kansas). Married: 1862 Carthage, Illinois.
I would be grateful for any information.
Thank you, Steve Morrow
Box 223
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210

Chris Scudder, cscudder@yournet.com, Mon, 13 Jul 1998
I am looking for information on Charles LEONARD, married Kate WRIGHT, ca 1888 in Winfield. She was born 22 Aug 1873 in Winfield. Parents: Thomas WRIGHT and Myra HILL.
ALLEN JONES, ALJONES1@worldnet.att.net, Mon, 13 Jul 1998
I am looking for information about my Grandfather George H. WILLIAMS . The information that I have is that he was Born in Olathe Kansas September 24, 1876. On March 18, 1905 he married Florence MARK in Winfield. They lived in Winfield until the time of his death in 1953. I would like to have the Month/day in 1953 and any other information that might be available. Will appreciate any information.
Duncan Morrow, cmorrow@ix.netcom.com, Wed, 15 Jul 1998
I am looking for the family of Martha (Morrow) ALLEN. She was born October 1846 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH. She married James or Joseph ALLEN, probably in Hamilton, Caldwell Co., MO, about 1866/7. Her husband was much older, probably born about 1820. When her father died in 1896, Martha Allen was reported as living in Grand Summit, Cowley Co., KS, but I do not know when she moved there. They had at least four children, all born in Missouri, but thought to have reached adulthood in Kansas. Any record of the following would be very helpful (approximate birth years listed): Harry E. Allen, b. 1868; Ola O. Allen, b.1872; Joseph M. Allen, b. 1875; Leta Allen, b.1879. I would also like to identify other siblings, if any.
Marilyn Swanson, aloe@c-zone.net, Thu, 16 Jul 1998
I am searching for information on my grandfather, Bartlett Woods Sigler, b 1869 in In. He died in 1925 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co. and is buried along with my grandmother, Mildred Ellen Came, b. 1874 in In., in Arkansas City Cemetery. I would like to know how I could get information on his death and on their burial sites?
Charles E. Carroll, dixie@ktc.com, Fri, 17 Jul 98
Searching for information on Mahala Jane SHELL, widow of William Henry SHELL. Mahala Shell was born in 1828 and died in Cowley Co., Kan. in 1885. Known children: William Henry SHELL and Ira B. SHELL.
Mary M Davis, mdavis34@juno.com, Mon, 20 Jul 1998

I am searching for the death date and burial place of Sally Kelly/Kelley KITCHENS and her husband Eli KITCHENS who may have died in Cowley County sometime between 1885 and 1890. A letter written by her son Eli Marion KELLEY, a resident of Leon, Butler County, Kansas, states that he has arrived in Arkansas City to attend the funeral of his mother who died September 12th. Unfortunately, there is no year given. Sally, my third great grandmother, was born in Georgia about 1800 and was married to Marvel KELLEY/KELLY who died in Meriwether County, Georgia in 1832. Her youngest son, Marvel A. KELLY/KELLEY, may also resided in Cowley County at the time of his mother's death.
Mattie & Jim McAlister, mcalister@neworld.net, Fri, 24 Jul 1998
I am looking for any information on my g.grandparents, Smith GAILEY and Mary HOFFMAN. I have found them on the 1880 and 1900 census for Silver Creek Twp. They had 7 children born in Cowley Co. during this time period. Daughters, Mary b.1869, Effa b. 1871, Darcas(sp) b.1873, Martha b. 1979, and Bessie b.1886. Sons William b. 1875 and Morris b. 1897. Any information would help.
James B. Story, JStory1054@aol.com, Fri, 24 Jul 1998
My grandparents were long time residence in Winfield. His name was James B. and his spouse was Nancy Helen Story. They were married on horseback in Gardencity before coming to Cowley County about the turn of the century. We plan a reunion of the Story family in Winfield August 21st. I will try to meet you during the reunion.
Barbara Modena Reduk Brown, BBrown6615@aol.com, Tue, 28 Jul 1998
My family was from Atlanta, KS and both of my parents are buried there. There names are Beulah M. Reduk and Carl Wayne Reduk, however, my father's names was written wrong on his headstone as Wayne Carl Reduk. Can you be of assistance to me in finding their obituaries? My mother died June 06, 1966 and my father died January 19, 1967. Thank you in advance for any assistance to may be able to supply me with!
Zabette Elam, elams@nemonet.com, Tue, 28 Jul 1998
SEAL Family in Cowley Co., KS. Seeking more information about the family of James C. SEAL, b about 1836 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and is the son of James C. SEAL, b. abt 1800 in Ohio and Martha (DOUGHTY) SEAL. James Casewell Seal m. a Sarah J. in about 1865, they were the parents of William W., b. abt 1868; James H., b. abt 1870, and Elmer E. SEAL b. abt 1872. They are on the Cowley Co., 1880 US Census, Twp Rock Creek. HIs parents were m. in Pike Co., OH in abt 1828, migrated with a huge family to Jasper Co., MO in the early 1840's. After James C. SEAL, Sr., death in 1848, ten years later, Martha DOUGHTY SEAL(a widow) with her large family went down to Fayette Co., TX and then back to MO, and over to Jefferson Co., KS in the early 1860's. I am descended from Joseph Doughty SEAL, b. 1838, the younger brother to James SEAL. Did James C. Seal, fight in the Civil War and for what State and Regiment? Would like to know more about this James and will exchange information on our family.
GERALD J REIHSEN, GREIHSEN@prodigy.net, Sat, 1 Aug 1998
We are searching for parents of Henry Cowley, b. cir 1763 PA. Was hoping some of the family had moved to your county, but looks like none there. How did the County get its name? Must have been a Cowley somewhere. Thanks Bobbie
Richard R. Crocker, crockrr@erols.com, Sat, 08 Aug 1998
I'm trying to locate the burial site of my mother's uncle, John Cheatham, who died at age 6, date of birth, date of death unknown. I'm assuming he was born between late 1869 and early 1874. This would mean a date of death of 1875 to 1880. The family lived in Cowley County until moving to Mulvane in 1870. Family records say he is buried in "Lutheran Cemetery". Sumner County page shows a Lutheran Cemetery south of Conway Springs, but that seems a bit far afield in those days for a family that was oriented toward Cowley County and Winfield. Is there a "Lutheran Cemetery" in Cowley County. John's parents are buried in Littleton Cemetery southeast of Mulvane.
TMurphy262@aol.com, Tue, 11 Aug 1998
Title: The History of Cowley County, Kansas. (1990)
Call#: F 687 C8 H5 1990
Is there a way to buy this book and how much does it cost?
There are so many of my Moore family that is in the book.
Can you help?
Thank you!
Meg Stevenson, greyhoundx@pop.mindspring.com, Mon, 17 Aug 1998
I am researching my father's side for the first time. My mother's side was all Virginia, which is very different, I'm sure you know. Anyway...my greatgrandfather was James B. McBRIDE, physician, born 1858 in Hunt County, TX. By 1889 he was in "Indian Territory" in Oklahoma with his first wife, name unknown, born Louisiana. He married for a second time in 1894, and children from that union were b. in "Indian Territory". One of them was my grandmother, Mollie McBRIDE, b. 1897. I am trying to find both the name of the first wife of James McBRIDE, and possibly their marriage, although I have evidence of that happening in Texas. What really interests me is the second marriage, ca 1894. Her name was Alice S. ? and she was b in Georgia in 1869. Her mother was born in Georgia, and her father in NC. By 1895, they were in "Indian Territory" for the birth of their son, Leslie, b. 1 April 1895. Could they have been in Arkansas City, waiting for the land rush when the first wife died? Any help you can provide will be appreciated.
Betty J. Taylor, SassiRedHd@aol.com, Fri, 21 Aug 1998
Hi...I am Betty J. Taylor...Born and raised In Winfield, Cowley, KS. I am looking for my great grandparents decendants or even information on them...like where are they buried...who their parents were and so on. My ggrandfather's name was CHARLES WILLIAM WARREN. He was born July 29th 1873 in Stockton, Mo. Have no idea when he came to Winfield..but know he did. He married Myrta Vernielha Hannah who was born in 1880. Charles died in 1951 and Myrta past away in 1964. Charles worked for the railroad and they lived on 6th street right across from the depot. I grew up playing there and even lived there for a while when I was younger. Charles and Vernielha had 12 children...1 of which is my grandmother, Emma Mae Warren / Langloys. Emma past away in Boise, Idaho in 1972 or 1973. My mother Fairy Gladys Langloys/ Pettijohn was Emma' s 3rd daughter. Does anyone have a clue to any of these surnames?
Bruce Cunningham, brucebar@myriad.net, Sat, 22 Aug 1998
I am looking for information from a volunteer lookup for the 1910, 1920 and 1900 census for Cowley, specifically Maple City, Kansas, for the Park and Harriet Matthews "Hattie" Fowler family. Hattie, born February 7, 1866, in Hancock County, Illinois)., was my grandmother's sister. I am also interested in any of the the Matthews brothers, Daniel, James Preston, Joab, and William that presumably were living in or near Maple City in Cowley County during the same time period as Hattie and her husband. Hattie and Park Fowler had one daughter, Myrtle, and there may have more children living with them at the time.
Larry/Carol Adams, lcad201@ix.netcom.com, Sat, 22 Aug 1998
I would like to know if you could assist me in locating some information on my great grandmother ,noted above. She lived in Illinois until her husband's (Robert) death in July,1895. She was born in Indiana around 1819/20 and I believe she went to live with one of her children in Kansas after her husband's death. Her daughter lived in Atlanta, Kansas and her name was Susie "Adams" Armstrong. Also the family's religion was Presbyterian. I assume she died in the late 1890s or very early 1900s as she was 75+ when she moved. Any information you could provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Also, I'm checking the other childrens' residenses in Kansas.
Jentami Feldhaus, jentami@a1pro.net, Sat, 22 Aug 1998
I am looking for any information of a MCMAHAN family that was in Arkansas in the 1880's The frist names are Mary E., Silas, John H. Chatham, Charles A. Please let me know if ANy mcMahan's are listed.thank you for you assistance and Time.
Jean Ladd, jladd@ionet.net, Fri, 28 Aug 1998
We have ancestors who were in that area, and are wondering if there is a book for Cowley County with a listing of all the graves, telling which cemeteries they are in, etc. If not, which funeral home would be most likely to have information on death back around 1900s and older? Researching: John Tate [who we understand was connected with a bank in Winfield], SMITH [Mumford, and others], other TATE families, Fuson, and Shepard Families.
Sr Elizabeth Wood, elizw@stratos.net, Sat, 29 Aug 1998
I am interested in the Wood and Wortman families who lived in the Winfield area in the 1800's.
Jenna Faye, jennafaye@psnw.com, Fri, 04 Sep 1998
I am still looking for the Lowrys in Cowley Co. , or I should say mine, I know there is a family who lived in Winfield at about the same time but is not the line I am looking for. It seems I have been to all the cemeteries in the county but now I find there is one in the very southeast corner of the county that i didn't get to walk. It seems like I just can't get past 1880 with this family. I know where my John M. Lowry and wife Mary Alzina Mitchael lived and died but that is it. I am still looking for Hannah the mother and her son James M. and wife Sarah Lowry who were on the 1880 census. I just thought I would pass this your way again.
epseward@aol.com, Mon, 7 Sep 1998
I am wanting to know about Wesley B Seward. he and my Grandfather invented a rocker washing machine in around 1880 pateneted letter on it. # 225.278 send any info on all Seward in Cowley or surrounding county.
Don Alan HENDRICKSON, DonH3@webtv.net, Wed, 9 Sep 1998
My name is Don Alan HENDRICKSON. I was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Winfield, Kansas, August 9, 1930. My parents were Harry Andrew HENDRICKSON, born June 3, 1894 died July 13, 1963. My mother was Lola Gladys TAYLOR, born January 6, 1897 died November 1984.My grandfather George Henry HENDRICKSON, born May 8, 1870 died November 8, 1949. My grandmother was Katie Maude HEDRICK, March 14, 1874 died February 3, 1960. My great grandfather was John Crittenden HENDRICKSON, born June 1842 died July 4, 1902. My g.g. grandfather was Andred Jackson HENDRICKSON, born November 16, 1816 died February 8, 1899. My g.g. grandmother was Margaret P. MYERS, born September 1819 died September 6, 1909. My g.g.g. grandfather was Daniel HENDRICKSON, born June 1,1762 or 1769, died June 26, 1863. My g.g.g. grandmother was Sarah HERBERT, born January 20, 1772 died September 11, 1826. My gx4 grandfather was Okie HENDRICKSON, born November 24, 1744 died 1830. My gx4 grandmother was Mary Ann STEEPE or Mary Ann GANO, no information on dates of birth or death. This is all the information my family was able to get to permit my mother to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. I would really like to find a way to add to this geneology or to verify the dates submitted.
Stan Wells, mcwells@ixi.net, Wed, 9 Sep 1998
My maternal grand father was Carl Curtis Fisher, born in Cowley County, Kansas on 01/10/1883 or 1884. My maternal grand mother was Mildred Parkhurst, born in Cowley County, Kansas on 12/16/1890. Carl's Father was a traveling entertainer by the name of Justice Fisher that settled in and became a teacher in Dexter (according to family history) when he met his future spouse Esther Williams. I understand both Justice and Esther may have died in Cowley County around the turn of the century. I seriously would like any information you may have on them, to include birth or death records, obits, etc. If there is a charge and you need it in advance, please let me know. I have had serious problems with the Parkhurst lineage as I have two different lines that claim her. If there is anything else that I need to do or someplace else that I can go to get the information, please let me know.
James Smith, smitty@gdi.net, Fri, 11 Sep 1998
STEVENS/EDMONSON: Looking for Elias STEVENS, s of Argyle STEVENS and Perthina,and who was the husband of Caroline EDMONSON. Had the following children: Everett b 1878, Ethel b 1883; twins Ida and Inis b in Geuda Springs. Inis b 2-9-1884 d 10-14-1959 and mar James W. SMITH b 1868 who participated in Land Rush of 1893. Two other STEVENS children were Guy b 1885 and Harry b 1886.
James Smith, smitty@gdi.net, Fri, 11 Sep 1998
FOX/SMITH: Looking for William J. FOX b 9-28-1858 and d 11-11-1916 in Winfield, m Mary SMITH b 1-12-1862 and d 4-19-1954 in Winfield. Sons were Wm jr. b 5-26-1888 and d 12-13-1932 in Winfield and son Roland who mar Mamie (Unk).
Ron Estes, ESTESRE@oge.com, Mon, 14 Sep 1998
I visited the cowley county site and found drums listed on page 160 (chester lee, donald leroy, harold, luceil and mary ann) would it be too much to ask for just that information from the book? My mother is a drumm and her father was born in cowley, county 1880. and at present I have over 22,000 drum/drumms and their families and when I found these i wanted to check them against what i have.
Eric Graham, ejgraham@snohomish.net, Fri, 18 Sep 1998
I was searching the Buzzard surname and came across your reference to Jefferson Buzzard b. 1803 in Ohio. I have a Jefferson b. in1806 (according to the 1860 census) who was listed with a son Michael b. 1841. I am descended from Hannah Buzzard who appears to be a daughter of Jefferson. The only place I have found them to date is in Huntington county in 1860. If this seems of any interest, please contact me at: ejgraham@snohomish.net
David Sadler, santa@mm.com, Thu, 17 Sep 1998
I have just uncovered a couple more bits of information that helps me narrow down the search but still looking for specific information. John N. Simmons Jr (b1822/1823) moved to Cowley County in the 1870's it appears. He died after 1882 and I would guess that he died in the 1890's and the new info is that he is possibly buried at Dexter. It seems his son James Mark Simmons (1858-1949) is buried at Dexter. John's wife would be Jemima and James' wife was Martha. Is it possible to check Dexter cemetery records to see if any Simmons show up on the records?
T.L. "Tara" (Dean) Crump, Mstkldy@aol.com, Sat, 19 Sep 1998
My father's name was Robert Eugene (born Elmer but he changed it) and was born on Nov. 25, 1927 (changed that too so he could join the Navy to 1926) in Okarche, Oklahoma. He died July 30, 1963 in San Diego, California and is buried there. His siblings are as follows: James Arthur - B. 9 Dec.1909 - D. Jan. 1978 Buried in Kingfisher, OK. Oscar Lee - no dates yet but buried in Mineola, TX Betty Lou (or Elisabeth Lou) - B. 19 Sept.1925 - D. 13 Dec.1997 Buried in CA. Their parents were James Stewart DEAN and Dolly Mabel HADLEY, married in 1908, but I don't know where. I have all kinds of info on her (except where she was born or died, possibly Ark City in 1945), but all I have on grandpa is that he died in either 1955 or 1957and is buried in Arkansas City, KS. I was told that he was a mule skinner and could snap up a posy on the side of the road from a moving car with his whip. That's all I know. I have no idea who his siblings were or his parents name. I do know that he was supposed to be half Cherokee Indian. My mom, Jane Adeline (THOMAS) DEAN, daughter of Cleo and Edna Mae (AUSTIN) THOMAS, said her and my dad grew up and were married (1948) in Arkansas City, Kansas in the 1930's and 1940's. If you have any info that might link to this particular family, I would appreciate it...no...actually, I would be flipping head over heels in delight! (LOL) If you can't help me...that's ok too...cause I'm tough and can take it...:-) Please just let me know one way or the other.
Tara T.L. (Dean) Crump, Mstkldy@aol.com, Mon, 21 Sep 1998
I have just found out the the parents of James Stewart DEAN were James DEAN and Fannie REED...now I'm stuck there. I did find out that his wife's family was there for at least 3 Generations (Dolly Maybelle HADLEY-DEAN, Arthur Thomas Hadley & Alice Ben Bolt ROWE-HADLEY, John Marshall HADLEY & Malinda Jane ANTLE-HADLEY) and they are all buried at the Riverview Cemetary. So if anyone can get me more info (please) I still do not have birth/death dates for James Stewart DEAN or his parents birth/death dates. I'm not even sure they were from there, but I do know that James must have met Dolly there, cause she was only 17 when they got married in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Diana M. Gray, djgray@mail.kanza.net, Tue, 22 Sep 1998
My grandfather's name was Fred O. STONE. He was born 1868 and died in 1945, and was buried in the Riverview Cemetary in Arkansas City, Kansas. His wife's name was Emma S. STONE (I do not recall her maiden name). He ran a Tent and Awning business in Arkansas City in the 20's and 30's. They had four children: Opal M. STONE (born 1898, died 1936): She was an invalid but I understand she ran a magazine subscription business from her bedside. She was also a local poet and may have had some poetry published in the newspaper. Pearl C. STONE Ruf (born 8/1/1895; died 1962): Pearl married Wayne W. Ruf (his 2nd marriage. 1st wife was named Nellie. Sons from this marriage were Jesse and Earl). Pearl and Wayne had one son between named John Ruf. Clifford G. STONE (born ??, Died ??): I do not have much information about my uncle Cliff. I do know the name of his first wife was Leona. Walter V. STONE : My father. I have information on him. I would be interested in any information about my grandfather, Fred O. STONE. I would like to find out what Emma's maiden name was and anything about her family. Also, I would like to know if my Aunt Opal had any thing published in the local papers. Any information about Pearl or Clifford would also be appreciated.
Donald Shannon, donaldsh@foxinternet.net, Wed, 23 Sep 1998
My great aunt married William Steel . Unknown date of married. they move near Winfield in the 1870-80 Her name was Mary Shannon, They had five girls and three boys, Names for them Alta Steel,Delila Steel,Edgar Steel,Edna Steel,Elva Steel, Jim Steel, Stella Steel,Weslie Steel. Would like any info on these people.
Paula in Oregon, Ch2mglider@aol.com, Thu, 24 Sep 1998
Searching for any information on:
WILLIAM STANTON MUNDELL: Winfield, Kansas Cowley Co. 1893
ADDIE (may be: ALICE MAE) MUNDELL: wife of William Stanton Mundell-
: maiden name BERRY
MARGARET DEAN MUNDELL: Born 19/03/1893 Winfield, Kansas, Cowley County
David Stielow, hollywoodland@worldnet.att.net, Sun, 27 Sep 1998
I am looking for the burial place of two individuals that are buried in Cowley Co., KS (possibly Arkansas City). Is there an index of Cowley County cemeteries that is available?
The names I am looking for are:
William P. Elliott (b. abt 1824, died 1910/1920)
Mary Elliott (b. abt 1834, died 1910/1920)

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