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Query Surnames: Latimer

Date: 31 December 2003

Query: I hope you will be able to check the Cemetery Book for Miami County for the following information (Vol 2, pg 80 according to index): Latimer, Sue A.; Latimer, Phillip F.; Latimer, Phillip H.

Lee Williams Leewms03@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 80, Louisburg Cemetery, Lot 354: Latimer, Phillip H. 1891-1982; Latimer, Blance R. 1899-1983. Lot 372: Latimer, Phillip F. 1830-1913; Latimer, Sue A. 1857-1918.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Symonds

Date: 31 December 2003

Query: I found a reference to Symonds in the death LDS film index on the Miami lookup death record web page it states Symonds 170. I am looking for the following family found in Fontana, Miami, KS. James Art Symonds b 1868 Il married an Emma Jane Polhamus (Emma is buried by herself in Cadmus Cem in Linn County). They had a son Harry Symonds b. Sep 1888 KS enumerated with James Art Symonds parents (Marenus or Marion and Clara Symonds in 1900 Fontana). No record of James Art Symonds in 1900 so he may be buried in Miami County KS possibly before 1900.

Ron McComb rmccomb@northlink.com

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

p 170 "18 Nov 1905 Unnamed Symonds, male, age 86 yrs, married, no birthplace or length of residency; American; died in Fontana, Miami Co., KS of senility; interred 20 Nov 1905 in Fontana, KS. Return by C.a. fisher, Fontana, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Koontz

Date: 19 December 2003

Query: Please look for the burial date and location of my ancestors: Philip H. Koontz and Catherine Koontz Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, 192-V1. I am also interested in information from Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2: Andrew E. Koontz 219, Arlene Rochelle Koontz 155, Dixie Koontz 107, Grace Lodemia Koontz 219, Hillery Erich Koontz 119, John J. Koontz 219, Mesheh Koontz 219, Sarah Ann McMahn Koontz 219, Thelma Pearl Koontz 119, 297, Virginia Chadwick Koontz 119

Juli Jarvis pjarvis@starband.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 192, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row B, Lot 1: Koontz, Catherine 24 Mar 1837 - 12 May 1911; Koontz, Phillip 11 Sep 1826 - 20 Nov 1888. Vol 3, p 221, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 20, no lot number: Koontz, Brian Dean 21 Dec 1968 - 21 June 1986.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 107, story of Leo and Helnen Barnett submitted by Helen Barnett, abstracted as follows:

Leo LaVerne Barnett (b 10 Jul 1911 Wellsville, KS, d 18 May 1988 Kansas City, MO, bur Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, son of Ben F. Barnett [b 5 Jul 1889 Knoxville, IA, m 2 Oct 1908, son of Jacob Rarnett and Arbelia Bachtell] and Ruby Dorsey) married 30 Jul 1938 to Helen Ramona Rohrer (b 20 Dec 1914, dau of Fred and Pearle Rohrer). Children: 1) Lloyd LaVerne Barnett (b 11 Jul 1940, m Dixie Koontz); 2) Beverly Anne Barnett (b 1 Dec 1944 m David Dennis); 3) Evelyn Ramona Barnett (b 24 Jan 1948, m Glenn Camerer); 4) Sonia Kay Barnett (b 8 Mar 1955 m Kody Sherman).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 119, story of Kenneth Ferman and Eleanor Isabell (Carleton) Browning submitted by Frances Watson, abstracted as follows:

Kenneth Ferman Browning (b 4 Oct 1927 Mound City, KS, m 18 Dec 1946 Osawatomie, KS, son of Claude Elgin Browning and Pearl Koontz, grandson of Commodore Perry Browning and Viola Missouri Louis, and Hillery Erich Koontz and Virginia Chadwick) m Eleanor Isabell Carleton (b 12 Feb 1928 Fort Morgan, CO, dau of Jesse Valentine Carleton and Carrie Bell Duncanson, granddau of Charles William Carleton and Nancy Emilie Wright, and Walter James Duncanson and Bertha Idona Ballard). Children: 1) Juanita Maxine Browning (b 22 Jul 1947 Osawatomie, KS, m 3 Jun 1973 to Thomas Stone son of Elmer Stone and Agnes Whelan); 2) Kenneth Claude Browning (b 27 Nov 1949 Paola KS, d 4 Apr 1985, bur Osawatomie, KS); 3) Frances Elaine Browning (b 16 Jan 1952 Garnett, KS, m 28 Aug 1970 to Richard Watson son of Harold Watson and Martha Detering); 4) Dennis Eugene Browning (b 4 Nov 1954, Kansas City, KS, m 25 Apr 1973 to Linda Francis dau of Art Francis and Mary Alice Anderson); 5) Diana Lynn Browning (b 27 Jul 1957 Paola, KS, m 5 Aug 1976 to Tim Dougan son of Delmar Dougan and Virginia Bigham); 6) Clifford Lee Browning (b 19 Oct 1958 Paola, KS, m 16 Feb 1979 to Mary Bennett dau of Clifford Bennett and Carolyn Chester).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 155, story of Ivan Edwin and Audrey Fern (Smith) Folks submitted by Joyce (Folks) Roades, abstracted as follows:

Ivan Edwin Folks (b 31 Dec 1908 Paola, KS, son of Alfred John Folks and Sarah Elizabeth Pickering, grandson of John Folks and Jane Woodliff, and Thomas Carlie Pickering and his wife) m 28 May 1930 to Audrey Fern Smith (b 4 Aug 1910 Great Bend, KS, d 23 Dec 1996 Osawatomie, KS, dau of Jacob Smith and Mollie Mobley, granddau of William B. Smith and Angeline Howater, and William A. Mobley and Emma Hudson). Childre: 1) Duane Eldon Folks (b 4 Oct 1937, m Arlene Rochelle Koontz); 2) Joyce Ann Folks (b 19 Nov 1941 Fontana, KS, m 29 Aug 1964 to John Alfred Roades); 3) Rita Beth Folks (b 14 Feb 1947 Fontana, KS, m 26 Jun 1966 to Michael Wayne Jenkins).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 219, story of Elijah McMahon submitted by Wm. R. McMahon, abstracted as follows:

Elijah McMahon (b 26 Feb 1833 Clarington, Monroe Co, OH, d 15 Dec 1917 Osawatomie, bur Paola Cemetery, son of Joseph McMahon and Sarah Ann Bradley) m 3 Jun 1858 (by his uncle Thomas McMahon) to Mary Elizabeth Tagg (b 13 Aug 1840, d 8 Mar 1884 Paola, bur Paola Cemetery). Children: 1) Sarah Anna McMahon (b 21 Feb 1860 Adams Twp, Monroe Co, OH, d 26 Oct 1931 Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS, bur Park Cemetery, m 27 Jun 1888 Lexington, NC, to Mescheh Koontz [b 30 Apr 1852, d 23 Apr 1943 Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS, bur Park Cemetery], children: John U. Koontz b ca 1892; Grace Lodemia Koontz b 3 Apr 1894 d 9 Mar 1985; Andrew E. Koontz b 1897; Alta Mae Koontz b 20 Nov 1898, d 11 Nov 1930); 2) David (Daniel?) McMahon (b 25 Mar 1862 OH, d 2 Jan 1913 Columbus, KS, bur Paola Cemetery, m wife unkown, chilren: Alta McMahon b ca 1895); 3) Florence V. McMahon (b 5 Aug 1864, d 24 Feb 1954, bur Paola Cemetery); 4) John Wilber McMahon (b 19 Feb 1867 St. Clairsville, Belmont Co, OH, d 3 Aug 1938 Paola, bur Paola Cemetery, m 24 Jul 1912 Nevada, MO, to Harriett I. Sale [b 23 Aug 1878, d 5 Apr 1970 Pueblo, CO, bur Paola Cemetery], children: Elizabeth McMahon [m Mr. Rose]; Isaac H. McMahon); 5) Catharine C. McMahon (b ca 1870 OH, m H. H. Lowther); 6) Albert McMahon (b ca 1874 Miami Co, KS, m Martha [surname unknown], children: Ardith McMahon b ca 1909; Inez R. McMahon b ca 1911; Mary E. McMahon b ca 1913; Parthena McMahon b ca 1915; Nellie McMahon b ca 1917; unnamed son b 1920); 7 Mary Elenor McMahon (b 2 Aug 1876 Miami Co, KS, d 10 Feb 1910, bur Paola Cemetery, m William Oscar Dunbar [b 1866, d 18 Apr 1941 bur Paola Cemetery]; 8) Lora (Laura?) McMahon (b 31 Dec 1878 Miami Co, KS, d 14 mar 1884, bur Paola Cemetery); 9) Elijah McMahon (b 10 Mar 1881 Miami Co, KS, d 7 Mar 1945 Hot Springs, AR, bur Paola Cemetery); 10) William Harvey McMahon (b 2 Mar 1884 Miami Co, KS, d 5 Aug 1884, bur Paola Cemetery).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 297, story of Richard Joe and Frances Elaine (Browning) Watson submitted by Frances Watson, abstracted as follows:

Richard Joe Watson (b 4 Aug 1952 Ottawa, KS, son of Harold Richard Watson and Martha Jo Detmering, grandson of George Dewey Watson and Cleo Sharp Fern, and Ernest Theodore Detmering and Josephine Elizabeth Beck) m 27 Aug 1970 at Fontana, KS, to Frances Elaine Browning (dau of Kenneth Ferman Browning and Eleanor Isabell Carleton, granddau of Claude Elgin Browning and Thelma Pearl Koontz, and Jesse Valentine Carleton and Carrie Bell Duncanson). Children: Cherie Marie Watson (b 1 Feb 1973 Paola, KS); Lisa Lynn Watson (b 10 Aug 1975 Paola, KS); Scott Duane Watson (b 17 Sep 1984 Paola, KS), Christine Elaine Watson (b 15 Nov 1985 Olathe, KS).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Elwood

Date: 4 December 2003

Query: In going through the Miami County KS, Cemetery Index, Vol 3, p 417, I find a listing for Lulietlie Elwood. I have a gg Aunt who died in Miami County on April 4, 1869, at age twenty-two. Her name was Juliet Whitaker Elwood. Her birthdate was Jan 11,1847. We have these dates from the bible of her father Joseph Seagrves Whitaker. We were wondering if this could possibly be her as we can find no other listing anywhere close to this name. Her husband was, George Elwood.

Jeanine Whitaker Mauldin JWMauldin@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 417, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, row 35, lot 164: broken stone, unreadable (records show this as Iulietlie Elwood).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Kinert

Date: 2 December 2003

Query: I was interested in a lookup in the Family Histories and Stories of Miami County Kansas Vol 1 page 403. The subject is Matilda Kinert.

Kim Pellack pellack@juno.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 403, story of Frederich Augusta Wolf submitted by Ethel Barnes, abstracted as follows:

Frederich Augusta Wolf (b 11 May 1838 at Jacktown, West Mouldand Co, PA, son of Jacob Wolf and Matilda Kinert, d 11 Dec 1932 bur Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, Miami Co, KS). Settled in Pony Creek District, Miami Co, KS, with parents, first wife, two children in 1870.

First wife's name not reported, children Emma Wolf and Johnathan E. Wolf. Marriage ended in divorce.

Second marriage to Nancy Barr (d 1888). 4 children, only Edith Louise Wolf lived to adulthood (1878-1927).

Third marriage to Anna Catharine Braun (b 1 Feb 1857 at Kassel, Germany, d 30 Oct 1916, bur Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, Miami Co, KS, dau of Andreas Braun and Catharina Eichman). Annie arrived in US 20 May 1888 with brother Jean (John) Braun and a friend Amelia Barlow.

Frederich and Anna had four children: 1) Carl Amelio Wolf (b 20 May 1891 Wea Twp, d 13 Sep 1974, m 1st Golda Kirby [d 1933, 2 children - Kathyrn Mae Wolf, Carl Walton Wolf], m 2nd in 1935 to Frances C. Helfebomer Ziegler); 2) Stella Annie Wolf (b 4 May 1893 Wea Twp, d 17 Feb 1984, m 1916 to Arnold M. Barnes, 4 children - Walter F. Barnes, Arnold Barnes, Dale Barnes, Helen Banres); 3) Thol Augusta Wolf (b 12 Jan 1895 Wea Twp, d 30 Dec 1957, m Blanche Walker Prosser, 3 children - Linda Wolf, Kathryn Wolf, Dale Wolf); 4) Raymond Jacob Wolf (b 16 Aug 1897 Wea Twp, d 22 Jan 1892, bur Drexel, MO, m 1st Geraldine Lawson, 1 child Donald Glenn Wolf, m 2nd Opal Arnold Miller)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Thompson

Date: 14 November 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 178, on Garfield Thompson

Mary Rhodes mrhodes@nemr.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 178, Rockville Cemetery, Block I, Lot 4 (original owner George Holy): Holy, George J. 1852-1934; Holy, Addie (his wife) 1851-1923; Thompson, Garfield 1880-1955; Thompson, Nellie 1888-1966.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Crawford

Date: 23 October 2003

Query: I'm looking for information on Murel Crawford who is mentioned in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I] page 211.

Mickey Delfelder themick@delfelder.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 211, story about Jay D. Idol family written by Jay D. Idol, abstracted as follows:

Jay D. Idol (b 27 Nov 1948 Lawrence, KS, son of Roy B. Idol and Shirley L. Ramsey) married 10 Jul 1982 to Victoria Crawford (dau of Murel Crawford and Lucy Smith), children: Mitch Allen Idol, Trenton James Idol.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Sherman

Date: 19 October 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3: P568 Rufus Sherman; P578 Sallie Sherman. Trying to verify they are the couple on the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census: Sherman, Rufus black 58 TN Co E 13 US CTInf; Sherman, Sallie black 50 TN.

Mahlon Erickson merickson@stillwater.k12.ok.us

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 568, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 236: Sherman, Rufus unmarked grave. p 578, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Lot 157, unmarked grave.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Beaty, Stevenson

Date: 7 October 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS: John W. Stevenson 114 - V1, 43-V2; M.E. Stevenson 351-V3; John Beaty 24-V2.

Charlotte Beaty Holmes holm8744@bellsouth.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 114, Jingo Cemetery, Row 14, Lot 36: Stevenson, John W. 1859-1887 Father; Stevenson, Margaret J. 1861-1935 Mother.

Vol 2, p 24, Hillsdale's Old Marysville Cemetery: Beaty, John 8 Jan 1795 - 11 Nov 1870 75y 10m 6d.

Vol 2, p 43, Old Hillsdale Cemetery, Rows 17 and 18, no lot numbers: Stevenson, Mary 1892-1892; Stevenson, Otto 1895-1895; Stevenson, John W. 1868-1932 Father; Stevenson, Kittie E. 1870-1957 Mother; also buried in this lot is Watson, S. B. died 30 Dec 1872 age 51y.

Vol 3, p 351, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, South Half, Row 29, Lot 129: Stevenson, M. E. 1871-1933; Stevenson, Beulah 1885-1951.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Morris

Date: 28 September 2003

Query: I am searching for a long missing family member who was born Faye Harris about 1904. There is a slight possibility that the Faye L. Morris shown in your Index at 329-V3 and 330-V3 are this person. Her husband was Wade Morris according to the 1930 Census.

John Hoffman BessieMH@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, pp 329-330, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, north half, section III, row 3, lot 248: Morris, Waydene M. Smith 1929-1962; Morris, Wade A. 1903-1968; Morris, Faye L. 1903-1994.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Garrison

Date: 18 September 2003

Query: Can you please tell me how I can obtain a copy of one page Garrison, David 30 index on the Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS? I have information he might have been killed in the county in Ossawatomie Aug 30, 1856?

Rena TBres24@aol.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 30, Osawatomie History, from the files of the Osawatomie Historical Society: On August 30th, 1856 "The 400 Pro-slavery men under General Reid knew that Brown and his 40 poorly equiped men could not meet them in the open, and so Brown and his men fought from the cover of the trees and the underbrush in what is know the John Brown Park. Captain Brown routed the left wing of General Reid's army, killing and wounding between 70 and 80 men, but as the Pro-slavery men rallied, he ordered a retreat across the Marais des Cygnes River. five of Captain Borwn's men were killed. Four of these are buried at the corner of Ninth and Main Streets. They are: Frederick Brown, David Garrison, T. P. Powers, and George Partridge. The body of Charles Kaiser was not found. A monument was erected to their memory on August 30, 1877."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Holmes

Date: 14 September 2003

Query: Jonathan Holmes, a retired school teacher and his 2nd wife Catherine "Kate" Zerr Neville Winkler Holmes lived in Miami Co., KS near Twin Springs from about 1900 until 1907. According to Kate's journal they were living near some of Jonathan's children and their families. Kate died 2-18-1907 and was buried in the Fontana Cemetery. I have a photograph of Jonathan and Kate. I'd very much like to locate descendants of Jonathan Holmes by his first wife to exchange genealogy information. The following are probably related to Jonathan: Caroline M. Holmes, Charles B.l Holmes, Charles D. Holmes, D.W. Holmes, Leveta Millie Holmes, M.M. Holmes, Mark Eugene Holmes, Mary a. Holmes, Sophia A. Holmes.

Ruth Walsh delins1@earthlink.net

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Query Surnames: Cowen

Date: 11 September 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2. Looking for information on the following Cowen's: Cowen, H. 86-V2; Cowen, Mary 86-V2; Cowen, Morton E. 86-V2; Cowen, Squire H. 86-V2. Thanks for any info you can provide my wife is a Cowen, Squire H. Cowen is her gg grandfather.

Richard Tomlinson rwt347@cox.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 86, Old Louisburg Cemetery, row 2, Lot M 132: Cowen, Squire H. 8 Jun 1829 - 7 Dec 1908; Cowen, Morton E. d 25 Aug 1885 age 1y 6m 5d son of H. and Mary.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hobson

Date: 4 September 2003

Query: I would like to get the cemetery information of the following: T. M. Hobson and wife Minerva p. 413 V3; J. B. Hobson and wife Kate and son Joey p. 454 V3.

Tom Sweeney tms517@swbell.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 413, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North half, Row 29, Lot 121: Hobson, Minerva C. Tresslar - Franklin, IN 1851-1935 wife of T. M. Hobson; Hobson, T. M. Utica, IN 1845-1923.

Vol 3, p 454, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern half, Section I, Row 22, Lot 84: Hobson, Baby kate July 1869; Hobson, Joey 1873-1874. Row 23, Lot 84: Hobson, J. B. 1831-1916.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lay

Date: 25 August 2003

Query: I am looking for information for Allie "Alla" Lay born 1870, died 1952, married John Livingston 8 May 1888 in Miami Co, KS. I believe father was Columbus F. Lay - born 7 Jun 1837. Mother was Rebecca Bates. Any information on this family would be greatly helpful. Alla is my great great grandmother.

Byron 'Ted' Buthman Tedbuth@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2:

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ponsness

Date: 23 August 2003

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS , p 301, Ponsness family .

Darla Roeber roeber01@att.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 301, approximately 3 column inches. Story of Jonas Barnhardt and Eva Ponsness submitted by Mrs. Harold Ponsness. Abstracted as follows: Jonas Barnhardt Ponsness (b 23 May 1893 Ruthven, IA, d 15 Nov 1979, bur Bucyrus Cemetery, son of Lars L. and Bertha J. Braland Ponsness, grandson of Lars J. and Margrethe l. Segedal [from Hjelmeland, Norway, came to US 1868]) m 2 May 1916 to Eva Winkler (b 12 Jul 1894 dau of Landon and Amanda Winkler). One child: Harold W. Ponsness (b 2 Feb 1917) m 4 Dec 1954 to Gladys A. Lewis (b 1 May 1919, dau of James and Grace Funk Lewis), one child - Dennis J. Ponsness.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wright

Date: 17 August 2003

Query: I am looking for any information regarding my gr gr grandfather Alpheus Wright who married his 3rd wife, Amanda Henderson Songer in Miami County, IN.

Alpheus Wright and his Amanda Henderson Songer Wright appear in the 1880 Federal Census Census in Somerset, Miami Co, KS.

Searching for land records, pictures, stories, record of children, burials, anything that would help us learn more and also find their parents.

He lived for at least 30 years in Miami County, IN.

Art Moore artmoore@email.com

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Query Surnames: Potorff, Pottorff

Date: 17 August 2003

Query: Family Histories and Stories Miami Co, KS: Potorff, Mrs. p 91; Pottoroff, Alberta p 266; Pottoroff, Bill p 266; Pottoroff, Rebecca C, 266.

Zelpha Pottorff Ray zpotfray@mchsi.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 91, Growing up in Louisburg 1926-1944 by Phil Thomas, reference made to the business of Mrs. Potorff, taxidermy.

p 265-266, story of William Howard and Reno May (Sleezer) Shaffer submitted by Reno Shaffer. Abstracted as follows: Their son Jeffery Wayne Shaffer (b 14 May 1960, Kansas City, KS) m Rebecca C. Pottorff (b 25 Apr 1960 Paola, KS, dau of Bill and Alberta Pottorff), children: Jeffery Ryan Shaffer (b 29 Apr 1980 Burlington, KS), William Andrew Shaffer (b 29 Aug 1981 Burlington, KS).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ross

Date: 9 August 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 1, p 10: Ross, J. G.; Ross, Crimea; Ross, Charley A.

Julie jganis@tampabay.rr.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 10, Beagle Cemetery, Page 7, West part, Lot 7: Ross, J. G. - owner; Ross, Crimea 1846-1910 mother; Ross, Charley A. 1884-1929 son.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Martin

Date: 9 August 2003

Query: I am looking forinformation about my grandmother Margaret (Maggie) M. Martin. Family surname Meagher or Meager. She was committed to Osawatomie State Hospital around 1904. Her husband was Walter l. Martin. Her fourth child, Martha Martin was my mother. She went to the hospital after Martha's birth in Feb 1904.

June Brandynine@Zoominternet.net

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Query Surnames: Livingston

Date: 1 August 2003

Query: Would it be possible to have information from the following pages from the Family Histories and Stories of Miami County Kansas for the Livingston families? Vol 1: pgs 65p, 200, 2001p, 351. Vol 2: 40, 40p, 51, 55, 73, 89, 90, 174

Tim TBoneBernet@aol.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 65. Picture of students at the Moore School in 1916. Iva Mae Livingston, Jessie Livingston and Bessie Livingston are shown.

Vol 1, p 200, story of Herbert and Sarah Lewis Hill. His parents were Robert Bruce Hill and Mary Elizabeth Woolsey. Their daughter (Herbert's sister) Sarah (Sally) Hill married George Livingston. p 201 includes a photo of the Hill family including Sarah Hill.

Vol 1, p 351, story of Marvin and Georgia Spurlock. Georgia Livingston (b 30 Aug 1914 Louisburg, KS, m 15 Jul 1937 to Marvin Spurlock - b 14 Feb 1914 Bates Co, MO, son of James M. Spurlock and Francis Caldwell Spurlock) was the daughter of Peter Livingston and Cecil Larimer Livingston. Her grandparents were George W. Livingston and Sarah Hill Livingston, and Joseph Albert Larimer and Mary Lee Larimer. Her great grandparents included Peter Livingston Sr and Dorcas Converse Livingston, and Felix and Mary Larimer. Georgia and Marvin had 3 children: Mary Ann Beckwith; Judith E. Buckner; Virginia Loudermilk.

Vol 2, p 40, picture of students at Cedar Vale School, 1921-22. Georgia Livingston Spurlock and Gladys Livingston Lynn are shown.

Vol 2, p 51, picture of students at Snake Den School. Dora Livingston shown.

Vol 2, p 55, picture of Belleview H.D.U. Club. Iva Livingston Courtney shown.

Vol 2, p 73, story about Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Hanlin-Kelly Post 2253, Osawatomie, KS. Marion Livingston was a charter member.

Vol 2, p 89, story about growing up in Louisburg 1926-1944. On the corner of block 3 was the hotel. Della Livingston lived in the hotel and offered rooms to travelers.

Vol 2, p 90, story about growing up in Louisburg 1926-1944. Just to the back of Dr. Waite's house was a small house where Georgia Spurlock Livingston had a beauty salon.

Vol 2, p 174, story of Samuel Sandy and Anna Matilda (Vanaman) Hind Family. [Note: This family generally added an s at the end of their surname.] Their daughter Della Hinds (b 20 Jul 1876) m 6 Sep 1893 to Jacob Peter Livingston. They had 3 children: Marion S. Livingston b 20 Feb 1895; Nora Anna Livingston b 6 Mar 1897; Ruby Jean Livingston b 12 Oct 1913. Nora Anna Livingston m 4 Apr 1921 to Charles Levi Heritage. They had 3 children: Charles Franklin Heritage (b 22 Jul 1924, m Katheleen Hurlbut 14 May 1955); Elmer Marion Heritage (b 16 Jul 1926, m Flossie Price); Emma Della Heritage (b 9 Apr 1928, m Arnold Reicheneker).

Sean Furniss

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