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Query Surnames: DeWeese

Date: 18 Oct 1999

Query: I am interested in finding information about Ellen Sullivan, born in Miami County, Oct 20, 1857 and passed away January 14, 1933 in Hillsdale, Ks. She was married to James Shannon DeWeese in 1875 in Miami County. She was my great grandmother on the DeWeese side of the family.

Seldon Ballardseldon@poncacity.net

Response: In Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume II, published by the Miami County Genealogy Society. Page 63, which is for the New Hillsdale Cemetery (located in Hillsdale, KS), Lot 123, lists the following: DeWeese, S.E. February 25, 1885 - January 23, 1928; DeWeese, N.E. October 2, 1851 - January 14, 1933; DeWeese, J.S. September 10, 1852 - February 26, 1922

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Peckenpaugh

Date: 18 Oct 1999

Query: I found this in the cemetery index, could you please provide what cemetery and what other information you may have: Peckenpaugh, (first name unknown) 583-V3. Could you please provide any information on the following from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Vol. I: Peckenpaugh, Bonnie 84, Peckenpaugh, Frank A. 84, Peckenpaugh, Jessie Burkholder 84

Annette Crafton Corbell acorbell@rhodesokla.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p. 583, Paola Cemetery, Potter's Field, Peckenpaugh [no other data].

The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, published by the Miami County Historical Society and the Miami County Genealogy Society. On page 84, in a story about the Robert A. and Bonnie ANTISDEL family, it says, "Robert A. ANTISDEL was born September 29, 1923 in Corning, Iowa, the son of Harley C. and Fern ERICKSON ANTISDEL, and the grandson of Clark and Mamie MILLER ANTISDEL. He married Bonnie PECKENPAUGH June 12, 1944 in Orlando, Florida. Bonnie was born August 6, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Frank A. and Jessie BURKHOLDER PECKENPAUGH, and the granddaughter of Herbert and Bertha HOYER BURKHOLDER. Four children were born to this union: Richard Lynn (b. July 23, 1946, Omaha, Nebraska), Monte Rex (b. June 9, 1949, Luverne, Minnesota), Kirby Clark (b. November 24, 1950, Luverne, Minnesota) and Todd Randel (b. June 7, 1956, Garnett, Kansas). ... Robert was the eighth generation descendant of Lawrence ANTISDEL who settled in Connecticut in 1690. Robert and Bonnie and family came to Kansas from Omaha, Nebraska, living in Lawrence (KS) for many years before moving to Louisburg (KS) ... submitted by Robert A. Antisdel"

Sean Furniss, John Baker

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Query Surnames: McCurdy

Date: 16 Oct 1999

Query: I am researching the Powell family. Stella married Mr. McCurdy and disappeared. We didn't know what had become of her until I found a couple of obits on her relatives saying where she was living. Stella's maiden name was Powell. She was the daughter of Joseph C. and Susan B. Cunningham Powell. Both parents died in 1884 leaving eight of their ten children orphans. Stella was my great grandmother's younger sister. From "Cemeteries of Miami County," I would like to get death dates for Stella C. McCurdy and James R. McCurdy both on listed 53 - V3

Charlotte Barnes Lewin macslewin@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. III, p. 53, Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, Row 11 - McCurdy, James R. 9 Dec 1871 - 11 Apr 1938 (Mason); McCurdy, Stella C. 24 Aug 1876 - 17 Nov 1963.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McClure

Date: 14 Oct 1999

Query: I am trying to locate a burial place for an ancestor "WILLIAM HENRY MCCLURE". According to sources, he was buried in the Poor Farm Cemetery, Uniontown, KS. I have no idea what County that would be, my map doesn't show it. Yet I find a "HENRY MCCLURE" listed - 3-V2- in Miami County, KS. Would it be possible for you to look up the page and volume and give me any dates that are connected to HENRY MCCLURE ?

Mary McMahon mcmc@mich.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. II, p. 3, Antioch Cemetery, Row 4, Block A, McClure, Henry - Co B 18th KY Inf VFW [no dates].

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hiner

Date: 13 Oct 1999

Query: I am trying to find out information on the following: Hiner, Robert J. who the index indicates is on page 166-V1. I am also interested in information on all of the other Hiner's on that page. In Volume 3 on pages 402 and 403 are additional Hiner's. I would appreciate any information you can send me in regards to these family members.

Jim Sewell jsewell@edm.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I, p. 166, New Lancaster Cemtery, Row P, Lot 45 - Hiner, Orville - only one of Robert J. and Susan M. 3 Feb 1854 - 19 Dec 1863. Vol. III, Paola, Oak Grove Addition, p. 402 - Row 9, Lot 47 - Hiner, Clay Painter - infant son of Edwin M. and Bertha Hiner, b 22 Jan 1892 - d 10 Jul 1892; Row 10, Lot 47 - Hiner, Berta - wife of E. M. Hiner 1871 - 1915; p. 403 - Row 11, Lot 47 - Hiner, John B. 1837-1928 Co H 2nd Ks Cav (GAR); Hiner, Mary A. 1846-1912.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Shadley

Date: 7 Oct 1999

Query: I am looking for information on Eva Shadley. According to the index I just found, she is listed on page 353

Linda Dillingham Lnotdil@aol.com

Response: The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, published by the Miami County Historical Society and the Miami County Genealogy Society. Page 353, in a story about Henry Albert STANLEY, it says, "Henry Albert STANLEY came to Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas in 1869 with his family from Massachusetts. Henry was born July 13, 1853 in Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Albert and Harriet E. NEWHALL STANLEY, and the grandson of Timothy Pond and Brittania MAKEPEACE STANLEY. The STANLEY family had lived in Attleboro from the early 1700's. ... It was at the University of Lawrence (KU?) that he met Miss Sarah Jane (Jennie) BOWKER, and they were married at the home of her sister in Leavenworth May 28, 1879. Sarah Jane was born July 9, 1852 in Westfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Amos BOWKER and Lucinda HASKINS. ... Henry Albert died July 7, 1928, at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City and is buried in the Elmdale Cemetery in Osawatomie (KS). Sarah Jane died Aril 18, 1923 in Osawatomie, and is also buried in the Elmdale Cemetery. ... After Sarah's death, Henry A. married Eva SHADLEY in 1925. submitted by Mary Ann Stanley Holloman"

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Hackler, Meek, Smalley

Date: 3 Oct 1999

Query: I am looking for the cemetery infomation for: Smalley, Harriet 134-V1, Smalley, Harriet Ella 134-V1, Smalley, J. A. 134-V1, Hackler, Lillie V. 192-V3, Hackler, Virgil 192-V3; Meek, Levy B. 44-V3; Meek, Ursa Rose 44-V3.

Jack Starry starry1@prodigy.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p. 134, Mound Creek Cemetery - Smalley, Harriet Ella d 15 Sep 1869, aged 12y 8m 29d, dau of J. and H. Smalley; Smalley, Harriet, wife of J. A., d 8 Jan 1870, aged 48y 11m 2d. Vol 3, p. 44, Elmdale Cemetery, Row 17 - Meek, Levy B. 20 Feb 1871 - 5 Sep 1935; Meek, Ursa Rose 16 Feb 1872 - 30 May 1945. Vol 3, p. 192, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 15 - Hackler, Lillie V. 1882 - 1964; Hackler, Virgil 1904 - 1969.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Trickett

Date: 3 Oct 1999

Query: Would you kindly let me know what information is recorded for the Trickett family on p. 85 vol 2 and pp. 276, 287, 288, 546, 677 in vol. 3?

Richard Cochran rcochran@tucker-usa.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. 2, p. 85 - Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 2, Lot 15 - Trickett, C. M. 28 Jan 1832 - 25 Mar 1879; Trickett, Julia A. wife of Charles d 26 May 1888 67y 8m 9d; Trickett, S. B. d 16 Jul 1882 28y 8m 24d Civil War. From Vol 3, p. 276 - Paola Cemetery, Sanders Addition 1, Row 5, Lot 44 - Trickett, Myra F. 24 Apr 1915 - 10 Feb 1980; Trickett, William L. 30 Dec 1914 - [no date of death]. p. 287 - Paola Cemetery, North Addition 2, Row 1, Lot 715 - Trickett, Vera M. 1912 - [no year of death]; Trickett, Charles W. 1912 - 1985. p. 288 - Paola Cemetery, North Addition 2, Row 3, Lot 713 - Trickett, Bessie B. 1887 - 1979; Trickett, William E. 1886 - 1958; Trickett, Robert M. 1938 - 1962. p. 546 - Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Row 8, Lot 330 - Trickett, Nettie B. 9 May 1872 - 14 Dec 1940; p. 677 - Paola Cemetery, Sanders Addition 1, Row 2, Lot ? - Trickett, Leland E. 14 Jul 1920 - [no date of death]; Trickett, Geneva C. 17 Sep 1921 - [no date of death]; married 30 Aug 1939.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hill

Date: 2 Oct 1999

Query: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Edward Hill, page 200, volume 1, I am looking for Edward Hill born about 1849 he arrived in Kansas about 1873. I believe his home and farm was destroyed about 1875 at this time it says he had 2 adults and 2 children under age 12 in the home. I do not have any other names for the family members. In fact this is all the information I have on him. Any and all your help is very appreciated. ... I am eager to learn all I can about my GG Grandfather. ... Also Page 212, David Hill

Amy Chiara-Allen Aims052@aol.com

Response: The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, published by the Miami County Historical Society and the Miami County Genealogy Society. Specific to Edward, on page 200, in a story about David and Martha Jane (BOYD) HILL, who it says "... Edward was born July 29, 1849 in Missouri. ... submitted by Lila Nichols Jones"

There is more information about your 3G-Grandfather David HILL's family, than about your GG-Grandfather Edward. From the same story referenced above, here's a summary of the information about this family:

David was born in Warren County, Tennessee ... according to Martha, killed in Civil War [some discussion about whether the records have the correct name, John HILL listed as killed at Battle of Parkersville in July 1861] ... Martha was born in Virginia, went to Tennessee as a child ... if I am reading this correctly David & Martha were married in 1830. Between 1837 & 1840, they settled in Missouri. After 1843 they moved to Texas, but on Oct 18, 1850, they were in Everett, Missouri when the census taker came. The story doesn't relate when they moved to Kansas. Children were: Nancy (b. 1832 in TN) m. John N. OSMAN; John W. (b.1836 in TN) m. Elizabeth J. PRIDDY; Malinda J. (b. 1837 in TN) m. Pleasant ROURKE; Permelia A. (b. 1837 in TN) m. (1) Daniel REAM (2) Jesse A. FOREMAN; Mary Elizabeth(b. 1840 in MO); Minerva Stanley (b. 1843 in MO, d. 1931) m. Peter F. JACKSON; Martha R. (b. Dec. 29, 1847 in TX) m. (1) John PRATHER (2) OWENS (3) MATTINGLY; Edward (see above); David Adam (b. Feb 6, 1853 in MO) m. Mary E. and moved to Oklahoma near brother, John W.

Specific to David, on page 212, in a story about Peter Francis and Minerva Stanley (HILL) JACKSON it says "Peter Francis JACKSON to Kansas from Schuyler County, Illinois at the age of 18 with his parents, Jesse and Clarissa Serrot JACKSON, in 1860. In the spring of 1862, he married Minerva Stanley HILL, daughter of David and Martha Jane (BOYD) HILL. ... submitted by Lila Nichols Jones"

From the same story referenced above, here's a summary of the information about this family:

Peter enlisted in Co. F, 14th Regiment Kansas Volunteers, Infantry and fought in Civil War, primarily in Arkansas ... mustered out in 1865 at Lawrence, Kansas ... died of a stroke Dec 5, 1917. Following Peter's death, Minerva lived with youngest son, Pete, and family ... died in 1931, buried New Lancaster, Kansas ...Children of Peter & Minerva were: Joseph M. (b. Jun 16, 1863, d. Mar 7, 1951) m. Harriet Ellen BILDERBACK (Mar 16, 1887); James D. (b. Aug 10, 1866) m. Lottie PASCO; Martha Jane (b. Oct 16, 1870) m. Hnery Clayton NICHOLS; Mary Josephine (died young); Annie (b. Feb 25, 1873) m. Melvin STOKER (Oct 1, 1891); Effie May (b. Jan 11, 1875) [notes moved to California at an early date]; Eva (b. Jul 18, 1877) m. Clarence WILLIAMS [reference to this be 1st marriage, but no further info]; Luella (b. Nov 26, 1879) m. William E. SIMS; Maude [notes moved to California]; Peter Felix (b. Aug 17, 1881) m. Lizzie ABNEY.

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Cravens

Date: 27 Sep 1999

Query: Miami Republican: Ref: MICOGESOQU Vol 9, No. 3, p.13 Mrs. J.W. Cravens; Miami Republican: Ref: MICOGESOQU Vol 9, No. 3, p.12 - Rosa Bell Cravens, Thomas Cravens. Looking for death dates and if possible a copy of the obituary if that is what is published. Need to know Mrs. J.W. Cravens given name and where she came from.

Carol Shea CShea49@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Walter

Date: 24 Sept 1999

Query:I am looking for information about my grandmother's family. Her name was Sarah Rosamond Walter and she was born in Osawatomie, Kansas on March 3, 1863. Her mother's name was Sarah and her father was James W. Walter (I think). I have searched the indexes for Sarah and James Walter and have not found anything. My information shows that they were married in Osawatomie. Any information would be appreciated.

Georgia Roessler Momofseven@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Blackwell

Date: 24 Sep 1999

Query: World War I Draft Registration Blackwell, Susie R 16 Is my great aunt. She was married to O.G. Blackwell and she died in Osawatomie, KS 4/10/1919. I would like any info on her. I think she died while giving child birth. I know she is buried in St. Louis. Is there any more info on Susie as to if she had other children and any info on O.G.Blackwell? I think Osawatomie must of been a railroad town. My father and brother-in-law both worked there sometime in their railroad careers. Her father was Siegel Samuel Dunlap and he is buried at the same Cemetery as Susie.

Alan Dunlap adunlap@arlington.net

Response: Information from World War I Draft Registration Cards Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth. P. 16 "Onner Josiah Blackwell, age 36, b. May 25, 1882; self-employed in farming; nearest relative - Susie R. Blackwell, R#2, Osawatmie, KS. Medium height & build, Blue eyes, light brown hair. Home address R#2, Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Perrin, Swearingen

Date: 18 Sep 1999

Query: Would you please look up Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, PERRIN, John L. 240-V3, SWEARINGEN, Clarinda D. 152-V2 and PERRIN, John L. page 74, Vol. 2, Family Histories and stories?

Janis Gillespie Janisgen@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 152, Scott Valley Cemetery, Row 8, Lot 27S - Swearingen, Elmer 1866-1926 father; Swearingen, Clarinda D. mother 1874-1943; Swearingen, Robert 1900-1964. Lot 42S - Swearingen, Enid 1906-1978, Swearingen, Jerry 1970-1984. Vol. III, p. 240, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 21 - Perrin, Mamie B. 2 July 1895 - 5 May 1967 E. Star; Perrin, John L. 27 Nov 1890 - 2 May 1971 VFW.

The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. II, published by the Miami County Historical Society and the Miami County Genealogy Society. On page 74, John L. PERRIN, is listed as a verteran and member of the charter, in a story about the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Hanlin-Kelly Post #2258, Osawatomie, Kansas. ... submitted by Elnora Henness and Bill Plummer.

Sean Furniss, John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Cooper

Date: 14 Sep 1999

Query: I am requesting a lookup from the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas. I would like to get any available information on John F. Cooper, Sr. and John F Cooper, Jr., listed in the index on Page 598, Vol. 3. Also listed in the index of the Cemeteries of Miami County, KS, Vol 3: Levi Cooper Page 581, Vol. 3, Lucretia Cooper Page 488, Vol 3

Mary Bednorz maria3@pe.net

Response: Vol. 3 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - Page 598 - Glenwild Cemetery, located at West Line, Cass County, MO - West Acre (Job Addition) - COOPER, Elsie, born 12 February 1917, died 9 October 1965; COOPER, John F., Jr., born 23 April 1908, died 8 August 1965; COOPER, John F., Sr., Age 80, died 10 February 1965; Glenwild Cemetery is so close to Miami County, that many of our families are buried there.

Vol. 3 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - Page 581 - Paola Cemetery, located in Paola, KS - Potter's Field - COOPER, Walter; COOPER, Willie; COOPER, Sarah; COOPER, Infant; COOPER, Nora; COOPER, Frank; COOPER, Leslie; COOPER, Levi; COOPER, Miles. I do not know if there is more information about the persons buried in Potter's Field.

Vol. 3 - "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" - page 488 - Paola Cemetery - East Elmwood Addition - Row 7 - Lot 26 - COOPER, Lucretia, 1858-1949 (Metzler Funeral Home Marker); WEBSTER, Marsha Brenda, infant daughter of William L. WEBSTER, Jr., born and died 1949 (Angel on stone); TABOR, Fred, 1885-1948 (Roy Wilson & Son Funeral Home Marker). These people may not be related.

Lorene Fort

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Query Surnames: Surber

Date: 13 Sep 1999

Query: I am researching the following SURBER line: Samuel SURBER, born probably in 1790s in VA, moved from Pulaski Co., KY to Hendricks Co., IN around 1830; married (widow) Nancy DAVENPORT 1844 in Hendricks Co. IN (probably second marriage). Believe he was married first 1823 in Pulaksi Co. KY to Susannah ROY. Samuel died between the time of the 1860 & 1870 census. His son, Joseph Martin SURBER (1834 Hendricks Co., IN - 1902 Miami Co., KS) and wife Elizabeth SMITH (1838- 1907 Miami Co., KS). Their son, Samuel David SURBER (1861-1897 Miami Co., KS) and Rebecca R. (1861 IN - 1945 Miami Co., KS). Eva Mae SURBER (1892-1956), who married James Fred BARDEN (1878-1955). Would like to share and compare information.

Mildred Prather mprather@coin.org

Response: I found a Joseph Surber in 1870 US Census, MI Co Mound Twp Roll #439: Joseph is 34 a farmer, born IN. His Wife Elizabeth is 31 b. OH. Children were: Samuel D. 9; George W. 5; Susan J, 3; and Charles F,1. All children were born in KS.

Glenn McAnarney

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Query Surnames: Pendleton, Riggs

Date: 12 Sep 1999

Query: My grandparents, Katie Roscum Riggs and William Artie Pendleton, were married in Osawatomie in 1915. I am looking for a copy of their marriage license and any articles that may have been printed in the newspapers.

Katy Huxford huxford@wichita.infi.net

Response: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics has information on marriages from 1 May 1913 to present. Their web site is located at http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/vital. Information regarding newspapers can be found at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/miami/papers/index.html.

John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Lowlor, Jenkins, Moews, Morgan

Date: 11 Sep 1999

Query:Please check the following for me - Miami County Births 1884-1911 - Morgan, Mary 59, 65, Morgan, Mary Ann 3, Morgan, Mary L. 52, 79. Miami County Deaths 1885-1911 - Morgan, Hannah 137, Morgan, Mary J. 136; Miami County Atlas of 1878 - Morgan, Edward and Barney Morgam, Wea township; Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I: p. 144 Edward Morgan, p. 238-9, about the family of John Larkin and Mary Morgan, page 271 about Barney Morgan and descendants, pp. 273, 275 John Morgan, p. 340 Edward and Mary Morgan,. Information on (Vol 2) page 90, Lowlor, Bill, Lowlor, Mr. and Mrs. George. Cemeteries of Miami Co. KS: Jenkins, John 94-V2, Jenkins, Minnie 163-V2, Jenkins, Paul W. 164-V2, Jenkins, Robert 163-V2, Jenkins, Sarah Ann 94-V2, Moews, Albert J. 163-V2, Moews, Charles 163-V2, Moews, Charles E. 163-V2, Moews, Elizabeth 163-V2, Moews, Helen 163-V2, Moews, son 163-V2, Lowlor, George O. 169-V2, Lowlor, Hannah B. 169-V2, Lowlor, Julia 161-V2, Lowlor, William 161-V2.

Stephen McDonough stephenm@mail.med.und.nodak.edu

Response: Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

Births - p. 3 "23 Mar 1886 Unnamed Smith, female, b Louisburg, Miami Co., KS; father - Jim Smith, no age or birthplace listed, American, Laborer; mother Mary Ann Morgan, no age, birthplace or nationality listed, second child of mother, res. Louisburg, KS." p. 52 - "26 Jan 1897 Unnamed Cook, female, b Osawaomie, Miami Co., KS; father - H. T. Cook, age 40, b. IL, carpenter; mother - Mary L. Mogran, age 29, b. MO, second child of mother, res Osawatomie, KS." p. 59 "03 Aug 1898 Unnamed Cook, female, b. Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS; father - H. T. Cook, age 42, b. IL, carptenter; mother - Mary Morgan, age 35, b. MO, third child of mother, no residence listed." p. 65 "28 Feb 1900 Unnamed Cook, male, b. Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS; father - H. T. Cook, age 42, b. IL, carpenter; mother - Mary Morgan, age 37, b. MO, fourth child of mother, res Osawatomie, KS." p. 79 "17 Feb 1906 Unnamed Cook, male, b. Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS; father - Henry T. Cook, age 29, car repairer, no further information available; mother - Mary L. Cook, age 22, sixth child of mother, no other information."

Deaths - p. 136 "04 Dec 1891 Mary J. Morgan, female, age 51 yrs, housewife, married, b. IL, no length of residency; died in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS of broncho pneumonia complicated by chr. mania of 11 years duration; interred in Springfield. Return by A. M. Zebold, Osawatomie, KS." p. 137 "31 Mar 1892 Hannah Morgan, female, age 50 yrs, married, b. Wales, no length of residency; died in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS of cirrhoses of liver complicated by chr. melancholia of 17 years duration; no interment information. Return by A. M. Zebold, Osawatomie, KS."

The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I:

Specific to Edward, on page 144, in a story about Joseph and Florence A. DUAWE, it says "... Joseph was married November 25, 1908 ... to Florence A. FRANK born Oct 15, 1885, the adopted daughter of Francis J. FRANK and Susanna E. (BURNS) FRANK. Her natural parents, Edward MORGAN and Mary A. MASTERS both died February 1888. ... submitted by Josephine Barnes"

The story about John and Mary (MORGAN) LARKIN, on pages 238-239 says "John LARKIN was born in 1820 in County Down, Ireland. He married Mary MORGAN, December, 1856 near Peoria, Illinois, Knox County. John and Mary settled near Louisburg, Kansas in 1859. John was a farmer and cattleman. ... John died December 1897 in Stillwell, Kansas, and was buried at the Wea Cemetery, Miami County, Kansas. Mary died July, 1889 in Aubrey Township, Johnson County, and was buried in the Wea Cemetery, Miami County. submitted by Philip Thomas"

From the same story referenced above, here's a summary of the information about this family: Children of John & Mary were: John Thomas (b. 1861 d. 1925); Rosa Flora (b. 1864 d. Apr 21, 1935) m. James SHEEHAN, son of Dennis and Anna Delaney SHEEHAN; Sarah (b. 1866 d. 1940) m. John SHEEHAN, son of Dennis and Anna Delaney SHEEHAN; Mary (b. 1872) m. Will JENKINS, son of John JENKINS; Joseph (b. 1873) m. Tess MURPHY; Kate (b. 1877) m. John SULLIVAN; Peter (b. 1879 d. 1943) m. Mary RIORDAN; Rosanna died at age of 3; Ellen died young.

On page 271, in a story about the Charles Edward and Helen J. MOEWS family, it says, "Charles Edward MOEWS was born May 14, 1916 ... married Helen JENKINS, born January 11, 1917, on August 18, 1937 ... daughter of Robert Lee JENKINS and Minnie MORGAN, and the grandaughter os John JENKINS and Sarah ALDERSON born in Ireland, and Barney MORGAN and Mary MURPHY, both born in Ireland... submitted by Helen Moews"

Specific to John, on page 273, in a story about Damon and Irene (JUDD) MORGAN, it says "Damon Lee MORGAN, son of John and Mary (RUSSELL) MORGAN was born January 21, 1912 ... submitted by Terry Grant"

On page 275, in a story about John Henry and Mary (RUSSELL) MORGAN, it says "John Henry MORGAN was born June 9, 1885 in Miami County, Kansas, and died December 9, 1980, Paola, Miami County, Kansas. He married July 8, 1905 Mary Eleanor RUSSELL, born February 17, 1883, in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri. She died January 22, 1967, in Paola, Miami County, Kansas. Both are buried in Hodges cemetery, Miami County, Kansas. ... submitted by Terry Grant"

On page 275, in a story about John James and Lavinia (RUSSELL) MORGAN, it says "John James MORGAN was born March 31, 1852 in Shelby County, Illinois, and died January 20, 1932, Somerset, Miami County, Kansas. He married January 9, 1871, Lavinia RUSSELL, born April 8, 1857 in Page County, Iowa, who died September 24, 1951 in Paola, Miami County, Kansas. John James, familiarly called Jack, came to Kansas in 1869 with his parents James and Margaret (BRIDGES) MORGAN. ... submitted by Terry Grant"

p 340, in a story about James and Rosa LARKIN SHEEHAN it says, "James SHEEHAN was born August 31, 1862 in Argentine, Kansas, the son of Dennis and Anna Delaney SHEEHAN. He married Rosa Flora LARKIN born February 1864 in Johnson County, Kansas, the daughter of John and Mary MORGAN LARKIN, and the grandaughter of Edward and Rosanne MORGAN. ... submitted by Philip S. Thomas"

The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. II, published by the Miami County Historical Society and the Miami County Genealogy Society. On page 90, in a story titled "Growing Up In Louisburg, 1926-1944" by Phil Thomas, History Writer, in a discussion entitled "Walk Up Main Street (Broadway)", it says "...To the south of City Hall we find a large tin building which probably always was a blacksmith shop. Bill LOWLER was the proprietor during this period. I watched this short, strong, silent man shoe many a horse and beat many a plowshare at this hot but interesting site ... ".

In a discussion entitled "Part 3 - The Eastern Front", it says "...Next we move south to the northeast corner of Block 3 where an early and long-lasting service station (Derby) was constructed. I first remember it being operated by Mr. PENNYBAKER. The PENNYBAKERs also operated a cafe (bus stop), just to the south. Eventually, Hattie EVANS operated the station for many years. The cafe was operated by several, among which were Mr. and Mrs. Homer STEGER and Mr. and Mrs. George LOWLER. ..."

From the 1878 Miami County, Kansas, Residents and Taxpayers, published by the Miami County Genealogy Society, but did not find Edward MORGAN or Barney MORGAM, but did see a B. MORGAN.

From the Atlas, Miami County, Kansas, 1878 MORGAN, B. (age 45) and M. (presumably P's spouse, age 32), in listed in the Wea and Ten Mile Township section. They owned 80 acres at WE16-16-25, which is in the Southeast part of Wea Township, 5.25 miles South of the Johnson/Miami County line and 2 miles West of the Kansas/Missouri State line.

From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. II - Old Louisburg Cemetery, p. 94, Row 5, Lot 281 - Jenkins, John 1831-1916; Jenkins, Sarah Ann 1841-1916; Jenkins, Frankie their son 1880-1883. St. Mary's Cemetery, p. 161, Row 1, Lot A10 - Lowlor, Julia 1873-1944; Lowlor, William 1873-1943; p 163, Row 4, Lot A30 - Jenkins, Robert 1872-1950; Jenkins, Minnie 1878-1940; Row 5, Lot A35 - Moews, Inf son of Charles and Helen d 19 Nov 1939; Row 6, Lot A42 - Moews, Elizabeth 1884-1984 wed 14 Feb 1912; Moews, Albert J. 1885-1981; Row 6, Lot A43 - Moews, Charles E. owner no dates, no record of burials; p 164, Row 8, Lot A54 - Jenkins, Elizabeth T. 1898-1966; Jenkins, Paul W. 1899-1980; p 169, Row 2, Lot D10 - Lowlor, George O. 1900-1977; Lowlor, Hannah B. 1904-1983.

Sean Furniss, John M. Baker

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Query Surnames: Wilson

Date: 10 Sep 1999

Query:I am interested in information about Wilson, M. E. 251-V1

Terry Howard TCH6535@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I, p 251, Wilson-Raymer Cemtery, Middle Creek East Township, Southeast of Louisburg, Miami Co, KS, Row B - Grave 2 Wilson, David d 28 Nov 1897 age 80y 4d; Grave 3 Wilson, Jane Taylor d 14 Aug 1858 age 38y wife of David Wilson; Row D - Grave 1 Wilson, George T. d 11 Feb 1887 age 8m 13d son of D. and M. E. Wilson; Grave 2 Wilson Christopher [month missing] 11, 1883 - 27 Apr 1884 son of C. T. and A. Wilson.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Farris

Date: 9 Sep 1999

Query: I checked the index and found a Farris family that I am interested in. Could you please send me the inscriptions for: Farris, George E. 237-V1, Farris, Isaac 195-V3, Farris, Jessie 195-V3, Farris, William R. 15-V2

Carole Merrill Lvmerrills@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 237, Stanton Cemetery, Stanton, KS, Row 14 - Farris, George E. d 11 Jun 1868 age 26y; Vol II, p 15, Bucyrus Cemetery, Section 2, Lot 116, Farris, William R. 1919-1944 US Army-Navy-Marine memorial plaque only; Vol III, p 195, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 19 - Farris, Jessie 1892-1967; Farris, Isaac 1882-1955.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Mortimore

Date: 6 Sep 1999

Query: I am interested in the following persons: Patsy and Plemworth Mortimore page 179 V1 Cem of Miami Co.

David FentonDFenton936@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p. 179, Rockville Cemetery (Wm. Cameron Cemetery), Sugar Creek Township, 12 miles S. of Louisburg, KS, Lot 7 - Mortimore, Plym Worth 6 Jan 1870, 67y 3m 4d; Mortimore, Patsy 25 May 1883, 74y 4m 14d.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Smith

Date: 5 Sep 1999

Query: Would you please look in the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. I, p 153 for Milton SMITH. I am hoping to find that he was born about 1858 in Illinois. The family moved from Illinois after 1870.

Cora Hoff cgraveshoff@home.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol I, p. 153, New Lancaster Cemetery, Row I, Lot 189 - Smith, Hazel 1892 -1898; Smith, Bernard R. 1911 - 9 Apr 1916; Smith, Rueben 1860-1932; Smith, Agnes 1873-1921 (his wife); Smith, Milton Thomas 1894 - 1918 (their son) 83rd Co., 6th Reg. US Marines; Smith, Verna M. 1896-1961; broken stone ____ A. L. 190_.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Akers

Date: 1 Sep 1999

Query: Could you tell me what information you have on a Thomas Akers. I know he is buried in a Paolo cemetary, but not sure which one. Also in Vol II of history it says Thomas Akers is on the inside front cover. Not sure if this is our Thomas or not. What info does it have. If you have an address for the cemetary in Paola that he is buried in please let me know as we are making a trip there this weekend. His wife is Margaret Allen Akers. Thomas is my husbands gg grandfather.

Cheryl Akers AAkers1049@aol.com

Response: The picture on the inside of the cover of Volume II is a small portrait of Thomas Akers, among 30 people listed as "Early Pioneers Who Came Prior to 1863". Paola cemetery is South of Paola Park Square on Silver St. to Miami St., then West on Miami St. for 7 blocks to West St. Turn South on West St. and you are at the entrance.

In Volume III of the Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS: These AKERS are in the Oak Grove Addition, Paola Cemetery. Row 14 Thomas M. AKERS, - Son of G.W. & N.M. AKERS, Died October 13, 1821, Aged 1 yr, 6 months, 5 days, Lot 51; AKERS, Infant, Born May 1862, Lot 52; AKERS, Infant Born June 24, 1866, Children of Thomas & Carrie AKERS, Lot 52; AKERS, Elmer L. - Son of Thomas & Carrie AKERS, Died February 1, 1861, Age 2 yrs, 7 mos 16 dys; (AKERS) Mother, (records show Caroline), Lot 52; (AKERS) Father, (records show Thomas), Lot 52

John M. Baker


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