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STEWART  posted Sunday, January 29, 2006
I would like to hear from anyone that knew ROBERTA JANE STEWART who lived in Winfield KS and graduated from Winfield High in 1928. Her brother's name was JACK STEWART. She was briefly married to GEORGE STANTON JAMES. She moved to Tulsa in the early 30's and then to New York City. .   John S. James  Omak, WA


Crowley County Heritage book  posted Wednesday, January 18, 2006
TO anyone who may help: I have a certain intrest in the "Crowley County Heritage book. Around page 170. I`m wondering if there is any more information about the Gordon Family. Joe, Uriah, Gilbert, and Pauline.. I feel very certain ,that these people are my family,but I have found no connection in the last 25 years of searching. I feel 100% these are my relatives.
Thank you. .   James H. Gordon  Wadsworth, Ohio


HARLOW  posted Wednesday, January 18, 2006
I am interested in an obit on a Jessie Harlow that died in Cowley co in 1985. She may be buried in the Silverdale cem, as it was mentioned in the SS record. This could be Jessie Helen Wibbens, who married George Harlow in SD in 1938. If it is her, her parents were Klaus/Anna Wibben from Hanover germany, & she was born in Minn abt Oct 1918. I am curious about husband Georges interrment in the Lawrence family plot, by 2 of his Aunts. George M Harlow US Army WW2 1914-1969, buried by aunts Mabel Evelyn Harlow (Lawrence), & Myrtle Mary Harlow (Ford), Mabel is my mother. George parents are buried in the Brooks, Iowa cemetery, but George wound up by 2 of his Aunts. .   Floyd Lawrence


Billington  posted Monday, January 16, 2006
I am trying to find the father of Jefferson Billington, born 1842 in N.Y. They lived around Pittsburg Ks. .   Allen Billington


Cowley Co. Books  posted Monday, January 16, 2006
Does anyone know of a place to purchase previously published or hard to find cowley county books? .   Heather Andes


LOVE/PENNY  posted Tuesday, January 3, 2006
Trying to locate marriage records for Orville Marcell Love and Mary Francis Penny, married in Windfield Sept.6, 1932. Thank you, .   Bev Taylor


YARDLEY/SUMPTER  posted Tuesday, January 3, 2006
My mother was Berniece D. YARDLEY and she married a Norvel "Jack" SUMPTER in the late 1930s or early 1940s. I know that she lived in Winfield, Kansas around 1937-38 and then moved sometime after that to Arkansas City, Kansas. I am doing genealogy on the family and I am searching for any information on Berniece and/or Jack.

I was born in Winfield and I was adopted at birth. Berniece Yardley was my birth mother and I found her in 1965 and we formed a relationship. I tell you this information so that you will know that I don't know much at all about Berniece's marriage to Jack. I know that he was in World War II and I think he was in the navy. They were eventually divorced and she remarried Roy Rollins in 1955 at Garden City, Kansas. A cousin told me that his name was Norvel Sumpter and she thinks that Jack was a nickname.

I hope you might have some information available that I can use or at least let me know where I might find information. I would especially like to find a marriage record and any information on Norval Jack Sumpter.     Thank you very much, .   Carolyn Simmons, Garland, Texas



DUVALL  posted Friday, December 30, 2005
I am looking for the parents' names of Addison Richard DUVALL. Addison Richard DUVALL was married to Leona Moulden. They had one son, Elmer born March 14, 1890 in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. I would appreciate any information.   Thanks! .   Gerry


DILLOW / WARD  posted Thursday, December 29, 2005
Looking for info on: NADINE FRAN DILLOW b. 12 Oct 1914 in Andansas City, Kansas. She married Ab Goins on 28 Apr 1934 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Could it be she was a WARD as listed in 1920 US Census Kansas, Cowley Co, Arkansas City, with dad James Ward b. 1875 IN; Edith Ward b. 1879 WIS and dghtr Nadine Ward b. 1914 as is the lady I am seeking. Could she by 1930 been married to a Dillow and then to a Goins! I cannot locate any Dillows in Cowley Co; does anyone know of the James and Edith Ward family of Cowley County, Kansas. Thanks! .   ralph&nancy coleman


JACKSON  posted Thursday, December 22, 2005
Researching: JAMES JACKSON b.1835 Ireland.He settled in the Cowley County Kansas area in the 1880's.I am looking for any Info I can find on him and his family. .   Marie


DINSMORE  posted Thursday, December 1, 2005
I am looking for info on James and Mary A.Dinsmore Jackson.I found them to be living there in 1880 Cowley Co.Kansas.Their childrens names are James, John, Henry, Mary, Charlotte, Luke and Perry who died as a child. any help appreciated! .   marie


RITCHIE  posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005
I need to know if there is a way to find out if my Grandfathers sister was a patient and Winfield State Hospital
I know that she was diagnosed with praecox insanity and taken from Texas to Kansas. My mother remembers taking a train ride up to Kansas as a little girl to visit Aunt Jewell
Her name was Jewell Ritchie
I know that she was in Kansas at an institution around 1930. Is there any way to see if she was a patient in this institution?
Thank you in advance .   beckbcd@wavecable.com


JONES/MARSH  posted Thursday, November 17, 2005
I am looking for information for my ggg aunt Mary JONES Marsh b: 1845 in PA or NY. Mary died in Winfield, Cowley, Co, Kansas on 18 Feb 1909. Mary married James R MARSH in New York and they had the following children:
John Westly (1867), Robert J (1867-1905), Cora A (1869),Orris McCarney “OM” (1876), Lucian
Any help is greatly appreciated. .   Cathie


JOHNSON   posted Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I am looking for any information on Thomas A. & Jessie (BOLINGER) JOHNSON and their daughter LaDeen b: fall of 1919 in Cowley Co. They must have moved to Kansas sometime between 1910 and 1920 as they are found in the 1910 Vigo CO., IN Census. They had the following children: Bessie b: abt 1898,IL Leonard, b: 1902, IL and John Homer Johnson b: March 1905 IN and LaDeen was born in Kansas.
1920 Census : Cowley Co. Thomas, Jessie and LaDeen. In 1930 they ended up in Sedgwick Co., Wichita Thomas, Jessie and LaDeen. I would really like to know when and where Thomas A. JOHNSON died and if there are any obits for either him or Jessie. I found a LaDeen married to a Harold McDonald, but I have no idea if this is my LaDeen.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much. .   Lisa Breiland   Oregon


McKNIGHT  posted Saturday, November 12, 2005
Looking for any information about Edward McKNIGHT and family, they lived in Winfield, he graduated from Winfield H.S. in 1928. .   John S. James


WARD  posted Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I am seeking information on James Ward b. 1875 Indiana; he married Edith somebody! 1900 found in US Census, Kansas, Cowley Co, Arkansas City, dist 43: James Ward, Hd, w, m, June 1874, 25 yrs, m 4 yrs 2 kids. Born Indiana; wife = Edith b. Nov 1878 Wis; kids: LuLu b. May 1897 Kansas; Gladdis b. Jun 1898 Kansas and she I learned m. man surname Wright. I found again in 1910: Kansas, Sedgwick, 4th Ward Witchita same people. Then again: 1920 Kansas, Cowley Co, Arkansas, Ward, James; Ward, Edith and one dghtr Nadine Ward who in April 28, 1934 m. Abesalem Goins Eureka Sps, Arkansas, they eventually moved to the Portland, OR area in 1936. Does anyone see these folk? .   Nancy Coleman


COMPTON-GANN  posted Monday, October 3, 2005
Looking for the family of Samuel Lincoln COMPTON b. 1860 in Indiana. His parents were George and Mary A. COMPTON. This family lived in Riley, Vigo Co. Indiana. I find Samuel COMPTON in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas in 1920 and 1930 census records. Samuel was a grocer. He married Isabell GANN, and they had two girls, Lelia Iris COMPTON and Thelma Leola COMPTON. Would like to trace COMPTON family especially. Thanks so much. .   Carol Smith  Boulder, Colorado


BOTKIN  posted Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I am looking for any family of SAMUEL JOHNATHAN BOTKIN born Sept, 10,1874-August 11, 1931. Are GRACE ALMARETTE BUBP BOTKIN BORN OCT. 12, 1884-1939. Other names; LYLE PICKETT BOTKIN VERBA EDWARD BOTKIN CELESTINE RUTH BOTKIN HOUSTON These are some of the names.There are many more names and dates . Please contact me it is important. Let me hear from you. .   Anna McArthur


THOMSON/THOMPSON  posted Thursday, September 22, 2005
I am researching the Thomson/Thompson families who came to Cowley County sometime before 1880 from Canada. Would be interested in establishing a connection of Carlos Franklin Thomson (son of Richard Adams Thomson) to the other Thomson/Thompson families who were also in Cowley County at the same time. Richard died before 1880--his wife, Ann, is listed with her three sons, Carlos, Herbert, and Clarence E. in Bolton Township.
Other surnames include Estep, Coulter, Norton, Corbin, Stover. Thanks so much. .   Dora Mae Turner


BEAL  posted Sunday, September 18, 2005
Beal-Arkansas City 1920
Seeking information on the William Beal Family that lived 2wd Arkansas City 1920 children included: Arthur Mildred Bennie and Dorothy believe that there is a connection to my family
thank you .   Jackie Hart Stegeman


DALTON  posted Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I hope to find more information that would be of interest on my grandmother Oda Lynn Dalton. She was president of Central Business College at one time in Winfield before it moved to Wichita. My Dad, Charles T. Dalton helped her out there when he was young. Oda was to have been the first grandmother to graduate from Southwestern College. I am still trying to research the article from Winfield. She graduated around 1932. I have just located the reference to her obituary in Wichita and will write for a copy. I have a copy of one from California where she passed away. My Dad passed away in April of 2004.
I enjoy researching on my grandmother. I am a music teacher myself and professional cellist. My stepson just graduated from Southwestern and also other relatives in the past from the Snyder family. .   Charlotte Farney


MENDELL  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
Looking for any info on Jonas Henry Mendell, died about 1888 in Winfield Ks of typhoid fever. Wife was Sarah Elizabeth Parrish Mendell, children were Ira Sankey and Alice Mendell. After his death, Sarah married Resolved Sears Staples and moved to Anderson Co., Ks. Believe Jonas is buried in St. Mary's cemetery. Am looking for someone who might be willing to go to the cemetery and take digital pictures of his headstone, if he has one and see what records they might have available.. Jonas owned land and when he died it was left to his son, Ira, daughter was deceased.. would also like to find land records..
Thanks for any assistance. .   Kim Lucht


PROCHASKA  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
I am looking for information on Joseph F. Prochaska born Nov. 2, 1901 Died Mar. 25, 1955 buried in Parker cemetery. He married Ann Freitag who was born Jul. 23, 1909 died Oct. 31, 1994, buried in Parker cemetery. Who were their parents and any other information on them such as their children and when they were married. Thank you .   Vernon Fisher


TUBBS  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
I am searching for any available information on the Tubbs family specifically a John Tubbs who married a Jane Bigem (Bigham) and adopted daughter Lily Rachel (reportedly Cherokee) who was born about 1855 and married a Mr. Bramlett who left her a widow with 2 children before 1878 she and her two children were found in White County Illinois in 1879 where she married George Johnson Hutchcraft. She died in Illinois in 1902. Any hint even of where I might look will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much .   V. Marklin


CHAPMAN  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
This is my first attempt to locate members of my family from Cowley Kansas. Surname of CHAPMAN. My relative, Mable Chapman was born in Cowley county in 1907 to Hilda Chapman. Hilda may have remarried a man named Gandel when Mable was young. Mable also may have married there as a young woman...her married name unknown. Any assistance or information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. .   Linda Webb


IRWIN  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
I am looking for the death date and burial information for one John Ferris IRWIN. Family records says tha he was born in Ohio and died in Cowley Co. He was married to a Lucienda Pasley in 1851 in Morgan, IL. He served in the Civil War in company B of the 155th Infantry Regiment of Illinois. His daugther, Lucy Belle, was my grandmother. .   FSF


ROGERS  posted Saturday, September 10, 2005
Looking for descendants of Keller Rogers bn Tenn and Mary C.Reynolds Rogers bn Mo,,2 of their children were Bennett/Frank Rogers and Samuel Rogers, they lived in Cowley Co.
Keller and Mary md in Dade County Missouri and moved to Oklahoma for awhile then to Cowley Co.KS,,Keller and Mary were still alive in 1900.
Any information would greatly appreciated. .   Leatha Moore Basco


SMITH  posted Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I am looking for the address for Walter Stoddard Smith in August, 1948. His wife was Dorothy W. Smith. They had a daughter in Winfield on August 11, 1948. Walter worked for the highway department in Highway 81 construction. He rented a house in Winfield for a year or so. Please let me know if you know his address then. .   Leroy See / Washington, Missouri


BARTHOLOMEW  posted Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I am trying to find where John BARTHOLOMEW, Jr. was buried. He was born 03 Aug, 1819 and died in Grenola, Ks.possibly 8 Nov. 1875. He was married to Ester Ann ORAM who later married Geo LEWIS. She died in Grenola and is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery at Grenola. If anyone knows where John BARTHOLOMEW, Jr. is buried, PLEASE contact me.
THANKS!! .   Carolyn Dennis Allison


ONSTOTT  posted Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Looking for any information on Isaac Onstott; believed to have come to Cowley County about 1878 and died in the 1880's (1885) in Cowley County. He was born in Pennsa., went to Benton County, Iowa about 1842. I have more information on children and family. Thank you. stephanie@stephaniemiller.net .   Stephanie


Winfield State Hospital and Training Center  posted Thursday, June 30, 2005
Where can I find records for Winfield State Hospital and Training Center? Had a relative, Ellsworth Riley, patient #276, confined Jan 16, 1902 and passed away at the hospital Feb. 3, 1907 at age 14. Interested in a Death Cert, obit, records of his reason for confinment, etc.      Thank You
.   Judy Riley  Vancouver, WA


STEWART  posted Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I am looking for the death date of Francis and Catherine Stewart. They moved to Maple Twp. Cowley Co. near Udell after 1880 from Ohio they were both old when they moved with their Children, Porter Wilson and family and Jerry Stewart and his family. Any information would be helpful. .   Joyce Patton


GLASS/JEFFERS  posted Thursday, June 9, 2005
I am seeking information on Marsena and Helen (Jeffers) Glass, who moved to Cowley County sometime between 1876-1880 from Grundy/Kankakee County, IL. They married in 1875 in Gardner, IL, and had three children: Olive Amelia, b 1876 IL (my gr gr grandmother), Emma Mae, b 1880 KS, and Nellie Grace, b 1883, KS. The family lived in Winfield for a period of time (per death notice of Nellie Grace from Winfield Courier - 1885). What happened to Marsena Glass is a great mystery in my family. Helen remarried in about 1886-8, and we do not know if Marsena died or if they were divorced. Thank you! .   Eric


LANE  posted Thursday, June 9, 2005
Looking for info on Aaron Thomas Lane 1840-1928. Moved to Dexter approximately 1870. Would really like a photo of Aaron. He attended the local Baptist church in Dexter but the church does not respond to my letters for help. I do have a copy of his birth certificate, his death certificate, a picture of his grave and the obituary from the Winfield paper. Any other info would be spectacular. .   JoAnn Stickley


COOPER  posted Thursday, June 9, 2005
I'm looking for information on Joe Cooper and wife Anne or Anna Matthews Cooper and their sons Owen Cooper and Frances Dutch Cooper. Joe was born about 1880. Owen was born about 1900 1901 in Cowley County. thanks .   mouseour


ORR/DOLAN  posted Tuesday, May 17, 2005
I am trying to find information on Thomas Benton Orr b 05-06-1862 and d 09-12-1947. Also on Belinda Dolan b 11-11-1888 and d 02-15-1973. Both are buried in Parker Cemetery and I have reason to believe they are father and daughter. Is there anyone living close to this cemetery who would be able to check out these two graves for me and email me directly at barb45760@yahoo.com. This is finally a break through in the Welsh, Orr line. Anyone having a connection to this family, please contact me. .   


BUTTERFIELD/GREEN/WILEY  posted Monday, May 16, 2005
Looking for information on William BUTTERFIELD [sometimes called Squire Butterfield] (1821 VT-1895 Cowley Co. KS) and his wife Melissa H. LATHAM (ca1820 MA- between1875-1885 KS) who settled in Cowley Co. by 1875. One step-daughter Celia A. DIGGINS married George B. GREEN. Another step-daughter Ellen E. DIGGINS married Amos A. WILEY. Three sons William Alonzo Butterfield, Walter Butterfield and Nathan R. Butterfield. Nathan married Caroline LAW, widow of J. W. HAMMON(D). Looking for dates of birth, marriage & death and places of burial. Any assistance appreciated. .   Robb


MILLER  posted Monday, May 16, 2005
Joseph & Mary (Branson) Miller
Their son was Joseph Rei Miller Died in 1937 in Columbus Ohio, but he was born in Winfield Kansas around 1886 Joseph married Helen D. Maxfield (Mayfield) around 1912-1913 One son to this union born in Columbus Ohio round 1913-1914 was Branson E. Miller. Any information on Joseph and Mary (Branson) Miller would be greatly appreciated. .   Sharon Miller


Information  posted Wednesday, May 11, 2005
I am working on a project documenting all the births and deaths that occured in cowley county since 1970 and also helping to update the years prior to that. If you have any information that you would like to add please contact me. .   Heather Andes


TANNEHILL  posted Saturday, April 30, 2005
TANNEHILL, Richard Southgate was my g g g grandfather. My lineage comes down through his daughter Julia Ursula TANNEHILL, Julia’s daughter Maude HUNT, Maude’s son Julius George COOK, Julius’s daughter Judy Carolynn COOK (my mother), to me – Carol Ann ALLAN. The Cowley County Heritage book shows the whole family is supposed to be on page 302. Also mentioned are pages 201 and 202. The problem I am having is that these pages do not come up when selected or are missing from the current online web page. If anyone has a copy of the Heritage Book from Cowley County or knows where it can be accessed in someway I would greatly appreciate it. .   Carol Allan Butler


PROVINES/BOONE  posted Tuesday, April 26, 2005
I am trying to find information on when and where my great grandmother died . Her name is Lavina ( Provines ) Boone and she died in the Winfield , Cowley Co. area , or at least I think she did . Her family was living in the Tisdale area between 1893 - 1910 that I know of . Her last child was born in 1908 in Winfield . She may have died in 1918 during the flu outbreak . I just do not know . Her parents and her brother are all buried at the Salem Cemetery . Their names are Howard D. Provines , born Sep. 13 , 1850 , died Jan. 30, 1912 , Margaret F. Provines , born March 11, 1852 died , Nov. 5 , 1922 and ( her brother ) Henry H. Provines , born Aug. 30 , 1877 , died Aug. 3 , 1893 . Henry's head stone says he was born in 1879 , but in the census records I have it says 1877 , I know that Lavina was born in 1879 , so I think that the census record is the right one .
If anyone has any information please e - mail me at:: Nancy (Davis) Salisbury........... Thanks


GANN  posted Sunday, April 3, 2005
I am looking for any descendants of Joshua N. Gann and Sarah J. (Clark) Gann. I have photos of what I believe are the Gann family around 1890. I would like to exchange information on any related family history. .   Tom Blanchard


TURNER  posted Saturday, March 12, 2005
I am looking for descendants of James H. Turner of Ninnescah Twp., Cowley Co. KS and his brother Felix Turner who moved to that county with their mother Lydia Askins Turner. Their fathers name was William Turner of Mason County, IL. Any information would be greatly appreciated. .   Ruth


WHITE  posted Sunday, February 20, 2005
Looking for information on my great great grandmother, Alice May White, born May 1870, supposedly in Dexter, Cowley County, Kansas. Alice eventually married a man named Jackson Hamby Muse from Arkansas, although I don't know where the marriage occurred. Any information on White families in Cowley County in the 1870s would be appreciated. .   Carol


MCDANIEL  posted Sunday, February 20, 2005
I need help in finding a will and the estate records of a Barkley McDaniel who died 3-11-1928. He did not have any surviving family. Since he was a large landowner, it may have been several years before the estate was settled. I know a trust was set up to handle income from the mineral rights. That trust was not dissolved until around 1996. Please send e-mail with your findings and/or questions. Let me know what fees are involved. .   Hal Smith


SHAFFER  posted Sunday, February 20, 2005
Looking for any information regarding Shaffer Family History: Sylvia Belle and Martin Winfield Shaffer,(born around 1885) parents of Anna Lee Shaffer (1912), Lorene Shaffer (1913), Maxine Shaffer (1918), Junior Shaffer (1922), Elmer Shaffer (1917), Keith Huey Shaffer (Helms) (1925) John Curtis Shaffer, Woodrow Shaffer and Wallace Lee Shaffer. All children born in Atlanta, Kansas and were grandchildren of Winfield Scott Shaffer and Cora Lee Shaffer. Winfield and Cora had children including Martin, Crete, Orville, Mary and perhaps others. .   Katharine (Shaffer/Helms) Ravenholt


RUSSELL  posted Saturday, February 12, 2005
Anyone having information regarding any of the 7 Russell Brothers or their descendants. George L Russell (my Grandfather)and His Brother Mack owned the 44 taxi, Henry,Frank, Eddie,Zenas and William were the other Brothers. All the Brother were residents of Ark City as far as I know except William. For some reason he went to Texas around 1904 or 1905 married "someone" and died there in 1919 leaving the wife and Three children. Would like to find out what their names were. My Father, David Russell owned the Skating rink for a time during WW11. Anyone with information or stories regarding this clan would like to hear them, fact or fiction. Thank you, .   Daniel Russell


SERL  posted Saturday, February 12, 2005
My great uncle Albert George SERL married Mary ? , in Windfield, Cowley, Kansas November 15, 1908. Is there a record of this marriage? .   Vernon Nelson


KREUGER  posted Saturday, February 12, 2005
I am seeking information on Henry KREUGER, whom I understand was sheriff of Winfield, perhaps around the late 1800 or early 1900's. He was evidently killed in the line of duty? My son is doing a genealogy project and this is his great,great,great grandfather. Thanks for any info. .   Mike McCarty


McDANIEL  posted Friday, January 28, 2005
I need any probate records of the Barkley McDaniel estate. He died 3-11-1928. He did not have any living children and his wife had preceded him in death 4-22-1910. He had moved to Kansas from Pa. many years before and owned several sections of land. Any help would be appreciated. Please let me know the costs involved. .   Hal Smith



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