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Queries for the period beginning 1 January 2005

Query Surnames: Shoup

Date: 26 June 2005

Query: I have found some of my Shoup relatives in the Miami County Cemetery Index. They are Emanuel Shoup and wife Katherine Shoup, both listed in Volume 3 page 52. I am seeking any information on these two from that document. I believe they died in the 1880's. Emaunel Shoup was born c. 1844 in Ohio.

Jerry Olivera jerryolivera@starband.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 52, Elmdale Cemetery, Section VII, Row 9, no lot numbers: Shoup, Emanuel 1843-1907; Shoup, Katherine 1854-1921.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lafontaine

Date: 10 June 2005

Query: I am requesting cemetery lookups for the following : Lafontaine, Agnes F. 74-V1; Lafontaine,L.F. 74-V1; Lafontaine,Lewis J. 74-V1; Lafontaine,Louisa 74-V1; Lafontaine,M.M. 74-V1 and Wilhoite,Wm 50-V2

Hollie Perkins h.perkins@insightbb.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 74, Fontana Cemetery: Grave 85 - Lafontaine, Lewis J 12 Nov 1851 - 2 Jun 1858 son of L.F. and M.M. LaFontaine; Grave 86 - Lafontaine, Agnes F. 1857-1858 dau of L.F. and M.M. LaFontaine; Grave 87 - Lafontaine, Louisa d 2 Sep 1862 3y 2m 11d dau of L.F. and M.M. LaFontaine; Grave 88 - broken stone 3y 22d.

Vol 2, p 50, New Hillsdale Cemetery, Lot 211: Wilhoite, Laverne V 11 Mar 1915 - 28 Aug 1966; Wilhoite, John 1892-1987 Father; Wilhoite, Lucy M. 1895-1958 Mother. Lot 237: Wilhoite, Wm Missouri Pvt 1 CL 312 Serv BN OMC 10 May 1935 Civil Wark marker.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Davis

Date: 8 June 2005

Query: I am looking for the death and cemetery for a Texanna (Ward) Davis (age 26-31). She would have died between 1880 and 1885. I have her husband and her on the 1880 Miami Co census.

Mark Britton britton@cowley.edu

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Query Surnames: Swearingen

Date: 7 June 2005

Query: I would like a lookup for Frank Swearingen 205 in the World War 1 Draft Registration.

BJ Skellenger janelee@vnet.net

Response: Information from World War I Draft Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 204 "Kilby Swearingen, age 21, b Oct. 2, 1896 in Paola, KS; father born in OH; self-employed farming; nearest relative - E. Swearingen, R#3, Paola, KS. Short, stout build, blue eyes, dark hair. Home address Paola, KS."

p 205 "Frank Swearingen, age 40, b. June 7, 1878; employed as tool dresser by Charles Conklen in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Lizzie Swearingen, mother, Paola, KS. Medium height & build, gray eyes, brown hair. Home address Paola, KS."

p 205 "Frank Swearingen, age 40, b. Oct 14 1872; employed vulcaing(?) for J.P. Klamm in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Lizzie Swearingen, Paola, KS. Tall, medium build, brown eyes, black hair, stiff hip. Home address Paola, KS."

p 205 "Robert Swearingen, age 18, b. Feb. 2, 1900; employed farming for father, Elmer Swearingen, also listed as nearest relative, on R#3, Paola, KS. Short, stout, brown eyes, dark hair. Home address Paola, KS."

p 205 "William Campbell Swearingen, age 44, b. Aug 23, 1874; self-employed barber in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Tillie Swearingen, 201 N. Shawnee, Paola, KS. Medium height & build, brown eyes, gray hair. Home address Paola, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Doudna

Date: 6 June 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas page 51 Vol. 1 - Cynthia A, Effie R., Len, Louis, and Willie Doudna

Irene Kleiber ikleiber@southwind.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 51, Fontana Cemetery, Lot 50: Grave 112 - Doudna, Effie R 1880-1935; Grave 113 - Doudna, Len 1877-1969; Grave 114 - Doudna, Cynthia A 1859-1937; Grave 115 - Doudna, M.W. 1852-1921; Grave 116 - Doudna, Louis B. 16 Aug 1884 - 16 Apr 1969.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Slater

Date: 4 June 2005

Query: I would appreciate any information you can give me re: Harry Ross Slater and wife, Hattie, who are listed on page 191 of the Miami Cty. Draft Registration records.

Winona Hendren HTHOK@aol.com

Response: Information from World War I Draft Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 191 "Harry Ross Slater, age 33, b Mar 31, 1885; self-employed oil producer in Osawatomie, KS; nearest relative - Mrs. Hattie Slater, wife, Osawatomie, KS. Tall, slender build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McBride

Date: 25 May 2005

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Volume I, page 143 - Agnes Dakin McBride

Linda White duhwhitehouse@chilitech.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 143, story of John and Nancy Catherine Witter Dakin submitted by Mrs. John Dakin. Abstracted as follows:

William Dakin (b 1824 Glasgow, Scotland, d 1868, bur Rockville Cemetery) m 1856 at Kalamazoo, MI to Nancy Campbell (b 1829 Glasgow, Scotland, d 1880, bur Rockville Cemetery). children - a) Nancy Dakin (m 1884 to J. H. McBride, moved to Independence, KS); b) John Dakin. Nancy Campbell Dakin m 2nd to Prentice Courtney.

b) John Dakin (b 14 Feb 1858 Jefferson City, MO, d 6 May 1937, bur Rockville Cemetery) m 7 Dec 1884 to Nancy Catherine "Cassie" Witter (b 1861, d 1946, bur Rockville Cemetery). children: 1) Mollie Dakin (b 1885, d 1920, m Cleve Gillogly); 2) Bertha Dakin (b 1887, d 1955, m Ernest Long); 3) William Witter Dakin (b 1888, d 1964, m Neva Harmer); 4) John Dakin, Jr. (d infant); 5) Myrtle Dakin (b 1889, d 1942, never married); 6) Alice Dakin (b 1894, d 1946, m Vernon Neal); 7) Fred Earl Dakin.

7) Fred Earl Dakin (b 1901) m Bertha Endecott (dau of Thomas Endecott and Daisy Bruner). children: a) John Raymond Dakin (m 1949 to Vera Stockebrand); b) Shirley Dakin (m 1950 to Bob Coltharp)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ostrander

Date: 24 May 2005

Query: Will you please do the following lookups in the cemetery records: Ostrander, Benjamin H. 8-V2; Ostrander, Chancey Bashford 8-V2; Ostrander, Charles (Chuck) 8-V2; Ostrander, Charles C. 8-V2; Ostrander, Charles F. 10-V2; Ostrander, Margaret Bibens 8-V2; Ostrander, Martha Isabelle 8-V2.

I am seeking information on Ann Ostrander (b 1819), married William Ranney (b 1815), their son William Ostrander Ranney (b 24 Oct1841, d 12 Mar 1912, m Sara Ann Bashford, child - Chancey Bashford Ostrander b Jun 1861 m Martha I. Bozzle). They all lived in Osawatomie, KS.

Vickie Ostrander Davis jimandvickie@peoplepc.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 8, Antioch Cemetery, Block G, Row 3, Lot G19: Ostrander, Benjamin H. 18 Jan 1890 - 17 Jul 1981; Ostrander, Margaret Bibens 6 May 1902 - 19 May 1985; Ostrander, Charles C. 22 Jan 1931 - 2 Feb 1975 PFC US Army Korea.

Vol 2, p 8, Antioch Cemetery, Block B, Row 12: Ostrander, Martha Isabelle 28 Jan 1863 - 10 Mar 1943 Mother; Ostrander, Chancey Bashford 12 Jun 1851 - 17 Dec 1919 Father.

Vol 2, p 8, Antioch Cemetery, Block G, Row 4, Lot G20: Ostrander, Charles "Chuck" 1931-1976; Hinman, Anna Bibens 6 Mar 1906 - 8 Dec 1978; Hinman, John Jr. 31 Aug 1901 - 27 Oct 1981.

Vol 2, p 10, Antioch Cemetery, Block D, Row 1: Ostrander, Charles F. 1902-1951.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Phillips

Date: 15 May 2005

Query: Will you please do the following lookups in the cemetery records: Phillips, Gertrude V3, pg 510; Phillips, Florence G. V2, pg 105

Nadine N. Manker nmanker@zianet.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 105, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 5, lot 79: Phillips, George J 1862-1898; Phillips, Florence G. 1872-1899.

Vol 3, p 511, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Section II, North half, Row 2, lot 10: Phillips, Gertrude 20 Sept 1861 - 10 Aug 1952; Phillips, J. H. 1 Dec 1831 - 4 Feb 1907 and his wife Marian H. Phillips 2 Sept 1840 - 10 Jun 1907; Phillips, Will G. 21 Sept 1863 - 7 Feb 1888 and May Dewey Phillips 3 apr 1865 - 10 Dec 1953; Phillips, Frank Dewy 16 Jun 1886 - 30 Apr 1946 and Norma Celia Phillips 25 Nov 1889 - 16 Jun 1966.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Storms

Date: 28 April 2005

Query: I would like to know what information is available about Mr. and Mrs. Will Storms in Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 8

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 8, a story about A. S. Blackstone and the building of the Ruhamah Church. On 9 June 1868 a meeting was held at Mount Vernon to determine interest in building a Baptist church. Bro. Storms was elected secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Will Storms supported the building of the church which was constructed in 1871.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ponsness

Date: 20 April 2005

Query: I've been trying to help a friend do some research on her Ponsness family. Both her parent have passed away and she is in her 70's. She would like to find out information on her origins and where they lived in Norway. I was searching the Kansas site because the Social Security Death Index listed one of her father's brothers, Jonas B. Ponsness, as having passed away in Paola, Miami County. KS.Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 21: Ponsness, Eva; Ponsness, Jonas B.

Janice Fenter jfent@hevanet.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 21, Bucyrus Cemetery, Section 5, lot 96: Ponsness, Eva 1894 - 1986; Ponsness, Jonas B. 1893-1979.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ring

Date: 16 April 2005

Query: Reference to Jacob B. Ring and Alta Starry Ring in: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 93; Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 395; Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, pp 254+p and 301.

Suzanne Suzcit@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 93, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Middle Section south part, Row 7, lot 217: Ring, Jacob B. 1876-1921; Ring, Alta E. 1875-1960; Ring, Ralph Starry 19 May 1898 - 8 Mar 1984; Ring, Nola B. Goforth 7 Dec 1898 - 18 Oct 1967.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 395, the story of Harold H. and Geraldine Wilke, submitted by Geraldine Wilke. Abstracted as follows:

Harold H. Wilke (b 23 Jan 1919 St. Louis, MO; son of Herman H. Wilke and Wilhemina "Minnie" F. Yeager) m 29 Sep 1941 Glendale, CA, to W. Geraldine Ring (dau of Jacob B. Ring and Alta E. Starry). Children: 1) Gerald Alan Wilke (m Maryetta Cass; 1 child - Marisa Wilke); 2) Francine Marie Wilke (m Brent Colle; 2 children - Rachel Michelle Colle, Syneva Rebecca Colle).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 40, the story of Cedar Vale School, District #17, submitted by Geraldine (Ring) Wilke. Abstracted as follows:

The Cedar Vale School was first called Starry School because N. H. Starry gave an acre of his farm to start the school. When the school was closed it was sold to his grandson Ralph Ring, who converted it to a home and sold it. Clark Starry (son of N. H. Starry) was one of the first teachers. Included in his class were his brother, Beverly Starry, Maud Starry (m Wise), Leona Starry (m Evans), Alta Starry (m Ring), Effie Starry and Jacob Ring. Ralph Ring later taught at this school. A picture of him is included with the 1921-22 student picture.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 254, the story of Jacob B. and Alta E. Ring, submitted by Geraldine Wilke. Story includes ap photograph of the couple - appears to be a wedding picture. Abstracted as follows:

Jacob B. Ring (b 6 Mar 1876, d 21 Mar 1921, son of Samuel Patch Ring and Matilda Wilson) m 16 Jun 1897 to Alta Ring (b 2 Oct 1875, dau of Nicholas H. and Sarah Jane "Jenny" Starry). Children: 1) Ralph Starry Ring (d 8 Mar 1988, m 28 Jul 1929 to Nola B. Goforth [d 1967]); 2) Vivien Ring (b 15 May 1900, d 21 Oct 1988, m 18 Nov 1939 to Sherman Side); 3) Ruby Ring (b 20 May 1902, m 14 Nov 1925 to Newton Johnson [d 19 Aug 1989]); 4) Alta Mae Ring (b 11 May 1907, m 19 Oct 1930 to Charles M. Reeves [b 14 Jan 1908, d 28 Oct 1994], 2 children: a) Catherine Reeves; b) Charles Hunter Reeves [ m Talitha "Tally" Brown, child Hannah Joan Reeves]); 5) Fern LaRose Ring (b 22 Aug 1912, d 2 Aug 1997 Topeka, KS, 3 children: a) Janet Bailey; b) Gayle Hanson; c) Nikki Crain); 6) Geraldine Ring (b 7 Jul 1914, m 29 Sep 1941 Glendale, CA, to Harold Wilke); 7) Muriel Lorraine Ring (b 24 Jan 1917, m 28 Aug 1940 Long Beach, CA, to Warren Lynn Nixon; children: a) Kay Charlene Nixon b 24 Jun 1942 d Dec 1942; b) Gary Linn Nixon; c) Steven Clark Nixon; d) Keith Michael Nixon; e) Neal Mitchell Nixon).

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 301, the story of Harold and Geraldine Wilke, submitted by Harold and Geraldine Wilke. Abstracted as follows:

Harold H. Wilke (b 23 Jan 1919 St. Louis, MO; son of Herman H. Wilke and Wilhemina "Minnie" F. Yeager) m 29 Sep 1941 Glendale, CA, to W. Geraldine Ring (dau of Jacob B. Ring and Alta E. Starry). Children: 1) Gerald Alan Wilke (m Maryetta Cass; 1 child - Marisa Lea Wilke); 2) Francine Marie Wilke (m Brent Colle; 5 children - Rachel Michelle Colle, Syneva Rebecca Colle, Stefni Ann Colle, Jacob Tosh Colle, Josiah Seth Colle).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Conklin

Date: 5 April 2005

Query: Miami County Deaths 1885-1911 Conklin, Maggie 107

Alice ARicciardo@aol.com

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

p 107 "27 Mar 1886 Maggie conklin, female, age 18 yrs, housewife, married, b. IN, no length of residency; died in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS of Puerperal Eclainpsia; interred 30 Mar 1886 in Osawatomie, KS by Chalmer undertaker of Osawatomie, KS. Return by S. Jacobs, Oswatomie, KS.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hay

Date: 1 April 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, from the index: Elva Hay, 84-V1; Challous A. Hay and his wife Blanche M. Hay, both 243-V3; Leonard W. Hay and his wife Anna Ida Hay, both 389-V3; Reuben H. Hay, 432-V3; John A. Hay, 431-V3, 432-V3; Lura A. Hay, 432-V3

Janet Kismet5757@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1 p 84, Green Valley Cemetery, Row E, Lot 25: Hay, Elva 1 Oct 1897 - 7 Oct 1897 dau of J.E. and M.

Vol 3, p 243, Osawatomie Cemetery, row 26, no lot numbers: Hay, Challous A. 30 Jun 1895 - 27 May 1975; Hay, Blanche M. 4 May 1896 - 3 Dec 1962.

Vol 3, p 389, Paola Cemetery, East Addition, Southern Half, Row 6, Lot 58: Hay, Nora E. 17 Aug 1896 - 20 Aug 1980; Hay, Elmer E. 20 jun 1893 - 8 Mar 1978; Hay, Anna Ida 1869-1939 Mother; Hay, Leonard W. Father 1867-1936; Hay, Lewis L. 1889-1916.

Vol 3, pp 431-432, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove addition, North Half, Section II, Rows 19-20, Lot 270: Hay, John A. d 25 Jul 1885 age 46y 2m 13d; Hay, Lura A. 1842-1923; Hay, Reuben H 19 Apr 1865 - 24 Sep 1877; Hay, John A. 1840-1885.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Harclerode

Date: 30 March 2005

Query: I would like to request a lookup for Harclerode, M. Lee and Mildred E. Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3, p 120, and from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. I, p. 109 for Harcelrode. There are several Harcelrode's on this page; I need all of them. They are Alvin Lee, Judy Merritt Blackstone, Lee, Lori Elaine, Mildred Poole and Wayne Lee.

Marilyn Cross cross_marilyn@hotmail.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 47, Fontana Cemetery, Grave 42: Harcelrode, Charles M. 19 Oct 1919 - 15 Sep 1971.

Vol 2, p 208, Lane Cemetery Additions, no row or lot number: Harclerode, Eldon James 23 Aug 1922 - 30 Apr 1987.

Vol 3, p 120, Miami Memorial Gardens, Row 13, no lot number: Harclerode, Mildred E. 1909 - [no death year]; Harclerode, M. Lee 1905 - 1968.

From Family Histories and Stories Vol 1, p 109, story of Alvin and Edna Petrie Blackstone submitted by Gladys Barkis Walters. Abstracted as follows:

Alvin Merritt Blackstone (b 20 Oct 1913, son of Irl Blackstone and Ida May Weaver) m 1 May 1940 at Fort Scott, KS, to Edna Philippine Petrie (b 22 Jul 1920, dau of Lakie Lansing Petrie and Estella Katherine Walters). Daughter - Judy Merritt Blackstone (b 22 Apr 1941) m 1st 28 May 1959 to Wayne Lee Harcelrode (b 21 Mar 1939, son of Lee Harcelrode and Mildred Poole), div, 2 children (Alvin Lee Harcelrode Lloyd [b 11 Oct 1960 Costa Mesa, CA]; Lori Elaine Harcelrode Lloyd [b 3 Mar 1962 Garnett, KS; m 2 Aug 1981 Costa Mesa, CA to David Bruce Beckvold; children - Brian Curtis Beckvold b 16 Apr 1983]), m 2nd 21 Jun 1968 to Donald Lee Lloyd (b 23 Dec 1931). Noted in text: Edna Petrie worked for Mrs. John Weaver.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Holy

Date: 22 March 2005

Query: I would like to request the cemetery listings from Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, for the following family: Holy, Albert 183-V1; Holy, Daisy 183-V1; Holy, Elizabeth Mae 179-V1; and Holy, George Albert 179-V1

Jim Hug jamesdhug@yahoo.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, Rockville Cemetery, p 178, lot 4: owner - George Holy; Holy, George J. 1852-1934; Holy, Addie 1851-1923 his wife. p. 179, lot 5: owner - Albert Holy; Holy, George Albert 15 Dec 1874 - 4 Aug 1965; Holy, Elizabeth Mae 14 Feb 1884 - 23 Oct 1965; Holy, Raymond E. 11 Dec 1911 - 8 Jan 1913. p 183, lot 12: owner Albert Holy; Holy Daisy 1877-1906.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Shannon

Date: 19 March 2005

Query: Seeking information regarding Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 99: Shannon, Pearl C. (d. 11/16/1965, Houston, TX), Shannon, Merrit W. 99-V2 (d. 7/21/1969, Houston, TX).

Gerald D. (Jerry) Hobson gdhobgen@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 99, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 15, lot 476-477: Shannon, M. G. 1837-1926; Shannon, Fred 11 Jun 1877 - 7 Feb 1942; Shannon, Emma 23 Jan 1868 - 17 Jan 1960; Shannon, Merritt W. 1875-1969; Shannon, Pearl C. 1884-1965.

Vol 3, Sharon Cemetery, Cass Co, MO, name listings only no locations: p. 621 - 2 infants of Geo. Holy, Jr., no other information given; p 681 - baby of George Holy, Jr., no other information given.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hunt, Williford

Date: 13 March 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS: John W. & Mary E. Hunt 578-V3 and Martha Williford 550-V3. Martha McDaniel Williford dau. was Mary E. Williford who married John W. Hunt. Looking for a female descendant of Mary E. or her sisters Ida and Bettie Williford. Mary E and John Hunt had a dau Cara E. or Cora E. born in 1885.

Gary McDaniel gmcdaniel5@cox.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 550, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition (South), Row 19, Lot 356: Williford, Martha 1839 - 1912. Vol 3, p 578, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Lot 154, unmarked graves: Hunt, John W; Hunt, Mary Ethel; Wittig, Otto Lee (father Otto Wittig); Wittig, Norman Lee; Edds, baby; Wilcox, Ray B; Miller, infant (father Earl Miller); Fink, Cora E.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wolf

Date: 11 March 2005

Query: I found in the Cemeteries of Miami Co index the following two people in Vol 3, p 339: Wolf, John M.; Wolf, Rosa J. Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol 1 , pg 403, John M. Wolf & Rosa Jane Woodruff Wolf. Same names in Vol 2, pg 305

Sharon sharon1@cfl.rr.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, 339, Paola Cemetery, North Addition 1, Section 1, South Half, row 8, lot 40: Wolf, John M. 24 Aug 1856 - 23 Aug 1932; Wolf, Rosa J. 5 Sep 1857 - 2 Oct 1932.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, pp 403-404, story of John M. and Rosa Jane Wolf submitted by N. Louise Wolf LaRue, abstracted as follows:

John M. Wolf (b 24 Aug 1856, Washington Co, PA) m Rosa Jane Woodruff (b 5 Sep 1857 Lee Co, IA). Children: 1) John Charles Wolf (b 18 May 1899 Sugar Creek Twp, Miami Co); 2) Albert Robley Wolf (b 10 Aug 1900 Sugar Creek Twp, Miami Co).

1) John Charles "Charlie" Wolf m 21 Apr 1923 Paola, KS, to Inez P. Huff (b 12 Nov 1900 Beagle, KS). Children: a) Naomi Louise Wolf (b 21 Jun 1931 Kansas City, MO); b) John Damon Wolf (b 29 Jan 1934 Paola, KS).

a) Naomi Louise Wolf m 5 Jun 1955 Paola, KS, to Joe N. LaRue. Children: Steven LaRue, Cathy LaRue, Byron LaRue.

b) John Damon Wolf m 24 Jul 1958 to Lola Hughbanks. Children: Danni Wolf, Belinda Wolf, Damon Wolf.

2) Albert Robley Wolf m Alice Goudie. Children: Virginia Ruth Wolf; Elizabeth Jane Wolf.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 305, story of John M. and Rosa Jane (Woodruff) Wolf submitted by Louise Wolf Larue, abstracted as follows:

John M. Wolf (b 24 Aug 1856, Washington Co, PA; d 23 Aug 1932 Paola, KS; son of John and Mary Wolf) m 6 Sep 1886 at Marion Co, KS, to Rosa Jane Woodruff (b 5 Sep 1857 Lee Co, IA; d 2 Oct 1932 Paola, KS; dau of John Woodruff and Rosannah J. Deeds; granddau of Isaac Woodruff and Margaret Greene, and John Deeds and Margaret Grim). Children: 1) Mary Luella Wolf (b 6 May 1893 Peabody, Marion Co, KS, d 10 Sep 1893, bur Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, KS) 2) John Charles Wolf (b 18 May 1899 Sugar Creek Twp, Miami Co, d 4 May 1966, bur Paola Cementery, m Inez Huff); 3) Albert Robley Wolf (b 10 Aug 1900 Sugar Creek Twp, Miami Co, d 13 Jun 1969 Raytown, MO, m Alice Goudie).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Sechrest

Date: 11 March 2005

Query: The following folks are my kin, listed in the online index: Sechrest, Bettie A. 236-V3; Sechrest, Lenarue 236-V3; Sechrest, Wayne B. 236-V3; Sechrest, Wayne T. 236-V3

George Osner gosner@ainet.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 236, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 15, no lot numbers: Sechrest, Lenarue 1904-1983; Sechrest, Wayne B. 1903-1983; Sechrest, Bettie A. 3 Dec 1866 - 4 Aug 1954; Sechrest, Wayne T. 15 Aug 1865 - 31 Jul 1955.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wells

Date: 10 March 2005

Query: Please check Vol 1 page 205 for the cemetery listed and the following people: Alexander Wells, Diana Wells, Isaiah Wells

Sandra KSFarms@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 205 Spring Grove Cemetery, Row T, Lot 7: Wells, Isiah [no dates or other information]. Row U, Lot 8: Wells, A. H. 1819 - 1864; Wells, Dianna 1827 -1906.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Claxton

Date: 24 February 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 103 - I need the dates for William C. and Siotha Claxton.

Donna Pressnall dpressnall@sbcglobal.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 103, Louisburg Cemetery, Rowe, Lot W41: Claxton, William C. 6 Feb 1863 - 18 Mar 1909; Claxton, Siotha 22 Jul 1868 - 1 Mar 1953.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Martin

Date: 17 February 2005

Query: Looking for Charles K. Martin on page 196 of Cemeteries of Miami County Kansas vol 1

Arthur Martin res0zktz@verizon.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 196, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row H, Lot 6: Martin, Charles K. 1852-1884.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hadsall

Date: 9 February 2005

Query: I am intersted in what info there is in Vol. 3, pg 212 for Hadsall,Clyde L. and Hadsall, Florance.

Karen S. Haley kaph@netecin.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 212, Osawatomie Cemetery, row 7, no lot numbers: Hadsall, Florence G. 1905 - [no year of death]; Hadsall, Clyde L. 1904 - 1970.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lindsey

Date: 30 January 2005

Query: Interested in Miami County Birth 1884-1911, Lindsey p 65.

Regina Lindsey-Richardson blaquequeeng@hotmail.com

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

p 65 "31 Jan 1900 Unnamed Nichols, male, b. Sugar Creek Twp., Miami Co., KS, father - Fred Nichols, no age or birthplace listed, American, farmer; mother's madiden name Lindsey, no age or birthplace listed, American, fith child of mother, res Sugar Creek Twp., KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Perry

Date: 21 January 2005

Query: please look for Robert Perry on pg. 52 of Family Hist. and Stories of Miami Co., Ks. The index said "52p".

Jennie McBride jenniemcb@comcast.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 52. Photograph of the students at Centennial Schoold District 76. no year shown. Included in the photograph is Robert Perry. Also included in the photograph is Betty Perry and Ralph Perry.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McDowell

Date: 20 January 2005

Query: I'm trying to get a lead on the father of Alice McDowell, b 1885 in Kansas, m Theodore Oscar Ticknor probably in Miami Co, KS. I was told her father was James Edward McDowell, b in Scotland, but I cannot find him in any census, any place. One source said he had lived in Miami County, KS, but also said he died in 1932 in Kansas City, MO.

Ann S. White annsw@bayou.com

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Query Surnames: Galbraith, Zwiener

Date: 20 January 2005

Query: I am looking for verification of a marriage probably took place in 1882 maybe 1881 or 1883. A Nelson Galbraith married a Helene - I believe that the name should be Zwiener. Nelson was an attendant at the state Hospital In Ossawatomie in 1880. and they had a child born in 1883. Helene may be connected to families in Anderson Co. But she is not in the 1880 census that I can find. And she is not kown by the family to be part of the family in Anderson.

Paul Pettit cpettit@telis.net

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Query Surnames: Sutherland

Date: 17 January 2005

Query: I am trying to pull together family information on my maternal grandparents: Clyde P. Sutherland (365+p,366) and Jenette Russell (365) Sutherland.

They came to Paloa from Garnett Kansas. My grandpa started a grocery store on the town square in Paola which was later moved to a new building on the old 69 Hwy to be the first super market in Paola just past the railroad overpass on the old highway into town. Later, my Uncle Rex Sutherland took over the business and developed a strip mall outside of town along with his new Sutherland's Super Market.

My mother was Louise Nadine Sutherland who left Garnett after graduating from high school and married my dad R.H. Chizek in Kansas City in the early 1940's. Later, we lived in Paola while my father was in the Navy during WW II. My grandparents owned a home about one block North of the park entrace where the Mimi County Fair was always held. My grandfather's store use to sponsor and get uniforms for the summer baseball teams that played in the park. As a little kid, I use to swim at that old pool in the park which is now gone.

As a small child, I remember the old store on the square. My grandfather owned it, my aunt and my mother were cashiers, and my uncle Rex Sutherland was the butcher. The Walter's owned the drug store with a soda fountain and the Keith's owned a clothing store about two stores west of my Grandpa's grocery store in town. After my father got out of the Navy, we lived in Paola for about 1 1/2 years before moving to Kansas City. I had many ice creame cones and drank many coca colas at Walter's Drug Store on the corner where a bank now stands. And...I got my first pair of cowboy boots when I was four years old at Keith's clothing store.

R.L. (Bob) Chizek chizekbob@earthlink.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 365-6, story of Rex and Darlene Sutherland submitted by Darlene S. Sutherland, includes a photograph of their Paola store with George Spitzenberger, Emma Tomlinson, Clyde Sutherland, Rex Sutherland and Doris Kershner. Abstracted as follows:

Rex Eugene Sutherland (b 27 Apr 1917 Topeka, KS, son of Clyde P. Sutherland and Jenette Russell) m 11 Feb 1946 to Darlene Smulling (b 10 Sep 1920 Lyon Co, KS). Children: Jenanne Sutherland (b 18 Dec 1952 Ottawa, KS, children [surnames not shown]: Weston, Rex, Richard); Jim Sutherland (b 8 Nov 1955 Paola, KS).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Carroll

Date: 14 January 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. III: Carroll, Addie 449-V3; Carroll, baby 447-V3; Carroll, Jennie 449-V3; Carroll, Marion Burnley 449-V3; Carroll, Thomas Maxwell 449-V3; Carroll, Thomas Maxwell, Jr 447-V3. Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. I Carroll, T. M. 430

Terris 'Terry' C. Howard TCH6535@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 447, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 12, Lot 39: Carroll, Thomas Maxwell Jr 1879-1892; Carroll, baby 1877.

p 448, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 13, Lot 39: Fisher, Antoinette Brooks Carroll 1882-1951; Carroll, Mary Childress 1858-1943.

p 449, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 14, Lot 39: Carroll, Marion Burnley 1885-1941; Egelston, Sallie Louis Carroll wife of Richard Egelston 1887-1938; Childress, Anna Marie 1856-1938; Carroll, Thomas Maxwell Capt Co B 1st WV Vol Cav 1844-1898.

p 449, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 15, Lot 58: Carroll, Jennie Mother 1855-1922; Carroll, Addie 1879-1904.

p 450, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 17, Lot 58: Carroll, Frank 1854-1891.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 430, story about the Miami County National Bank of Paola, KS submitted by Carl F. Gump. On 19 Nov 1875 the bank was organized. Among the original share holders was T. M. Carroll.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Voshall

Date: 11 January 2005

Voshall

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3, p 70: John A. Voshall, Abigail Vorshall, Georgia Voshall

Josette Maxwell maxwelljl@earthlink.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, vol 3, p 70, Elmdale Cemetery, Section IX, Row 27, no lot numbers: Voshall, Georgia 1914-1917; Voshall, Abigail E 31 Jul 11881 - 3 Oct 1967; Voshall, John A. 4 Jul 1874 - 19 Feb 1944.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Childress

Date: 10 January 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3: Childress, A. J. 563-V3, Anna Marie 449-V3, Charles E. 448-V3 (two entries), Jammi 563-V3, Mary S. 448-V3. Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II, p 305: Childress - Amanda Jane, David, Martha Hunter, Nathan.

Terris 'Terry' C. Howard TCH6535@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 448, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, row 13, lot 39: Childress, Charles E. d 21 Mar 1862 age 45 buried Charlottesville, VA; Childress, Mary S. wife of Charles E Childress b 1 Aug 1827 Batesville, VA, d 29 Dec 1883; Childress, Charles E son of Charles E and Mary S Childress b 21 Apr 1857 Charlottesville, VA, d 11 Nov 1869.

p 449, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, row 14, lot 39: Childress, Anna Marie 1856-1938.

p 563, Persons buried in Cemetery but no markers found, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 78: Childress, A. J.; Childress, Jammi.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 305-6, story of John Lee and Amanda (Childress) Woodrum submitted Kellis and Ginny Gillespie. Abstracted as follows:

John Lee Woodrum (b 13 Jan 1814 Monroe Co, WV (then VA), d 4 Nov 1886 Louisburg, KS) m 30 Mar 1841 Gallia Co, OH, to Amanda Jane Childress (b 13 Mar 1824 Kanawha Co, WV (then VA), d 8 Jan 1891 Louisburg, KS, dau of David Childress and Martha Hunter). Children - all born in Fayette Co, WV (then VA): 1) James H. Woodrum (b 20 Sep 1842, d 1 Nov 1861 White Sulphur Springs, WV (then VA) Confederate soldier); 2) Nathan Joseph Woodrum (b 9 Dec 1844, 9 Mar 1926 Louisburg, KS, m 31 May 1882 Miami Co, KS, to Mary "Mamie" McClanahan, 5 children); 3) Achillis "Kellis" Lee Woodrum (b 24 Jan 1846, d 25 Aug 1898 Kanawha Co, WV, m 23 Dec 1872 Kanawha Co, WV, to Eliza Jane Frail, 6 children); 4) Richard M. Woodrum (b 29 Jun 1849, d 20 Mar 1909 Princeton, KS, m 22 Feb 1874 Miami Co, KS, to Margaret Wall, 3 daughters); 5) Sarah Margaret Woodrum (b 8 Sep 1851, d 7 Apr 1922 Louisburg, KS, m 17 Nov 1871 to Samuel McWilliams, 10 children); 6) Martin Thomas Woodrum (b 2 Jan 1854, d 6 Aug 1885 Miami Co, KS); 7) Mary Elizabeth Woodrum (b 11 Mar 1886, d 18 Sep 1877 Harrisonville, MO, m 23 Sep 1875 to L. L. Kirkham, 2 sons); 8) Malinda F. Woodrum (b 17 Nov 1857, d 8 Aug 1871 Miami Co, KS); 9) Missouri Anna Woodrum (b 12 May 1860, d 4 Jul 1937 Miami Co, KS, m 1st 27 Mar 1889 Miami Co, KS, to Martin A. McCluskey, m 2nd 1903 Louisburg, KS, to Abraham M. Mott, 1 child from 1st marriage John Mart McCluskey); 10) Rachael Emma Woodrum (b 15 Sep 1862, d 2 Nov 1883 Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO, m Haley Shobe 19 Sep 1883); 11) Harriet Jane Woodrum (b 29 May 1866, d 1 July 1867 Fayette Co, WV).

Some decendents include: Luella Caldwell, Inez Edwards, Kellis Gillespie, Joetta High, Esther Kohlenberg and Thelma Woodrum.

Included in the July 1930 Woodrum reunion photograph are: Owen Barricklow, Beulah Woodrum Gillespie, Leland Barricklow, Esther Woodrum Barricklow, Grace Woodrum Barricklow, Mrs. Frank Woodrum, Lester Woodrum, Chester Woodrum, John McCluskey, Anna Woodrum McCluskey Mott, Frank Woodrum, Lloyd Barricklow, Alex Barricklow, William Woodrum and Clarence Barricklow.

Amanda's brother, Nathan Childress, moved to Lykins Co (now Miami Co), KS, before 1860.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Good, Vantrece

Date: 9 January 2005

Query: Miami County Births 1884-1911 for Good, Eva 95. Interested in WWI Draft Registration Miami County for Vantrece, Mack, Oliver & Willie 214.

Regina Lindsey-Richardson blaquequeeng@hotmail.com

Response: Information from World War I Draft Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 214 "Mack Vantrece, black, age 21, b. July 16, 1896 in Butler, MO; employed as porter for Golmar Borthers Circus; single claiming dependents because is a father. Medium height & build, dark brown eyes, black hair. Home address Paola, KS. [Note: Card signed by deputy clerk of Polk Co., MN]"

p 214 "Willie Vantrece, black, age 20, b. May 7 1898; employed as common laborer by MO Pacific RR in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Oliver Vantrece, Paola, KS. Short, slender build, dark eyes, black hair. Home address Paola, KS."

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

p 95 "11 Jun 1910 Unnamed Linsey, female, black, b. Paola, Miami Co., KS; father - John Linsey, age 48, no birthplace listed, laborer; mother - Eva Good, age 33, eighth child of mother, res Paola, KS, no other information."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Fowler

Date: 6 January 2005

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3, p 246-7. Would appreciate name of cemetery & dates for following: p 546 - Joseph Fowler, Sallie M. Fowler; p 547 - Eleazer Talbot Fowler, Margaret Eliza Fowler, J. Carter Fowler, Belle Fowler.

Rebekah Boyd kboyd@radix.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, vol 3, pp 246-7, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition South, rows 10-11, lot 354: Fowler, Joseph 30 May 1882 - 25 Oct 1954; Fowler, Sallie M. 5 Sep 1885 - 19 Dec 1974; Fowler, Eleazar Talbot 31 Oct 1834 - 21 Nov 1910; Fowler, Maragret Eliza 13 Apr 1841 - 27 May 1918; Fowler, J. Carter 5 Feb 1869 - 29 Jun 1943; Fowler, Belle 6 Nov 1871 - 15 Oct 1943.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Millis

Date: 5 January 2005

Query: Attempting to trace our family as they went from Indiana to Kansas and then to Oklahoma. The following individuals were listed in Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. III - Millis Family:

p 49 - Linnie S. Boyington Millis; p 409 - Charles D. Millis, Emma Millis, Enoch Millis; p 417 - Nellie Gaylord Millis; p 419 - Earl R. Millis, Nelle G. Millis; p 422 - John Millis, Nancy Millis; p 440 - Emma E. Millis, George A Millis; p 561 - Emma Evaline Millis; p 567 - Holbert Millis

I know that Capt. John Millis, his wife Nancy Cloud Millis their children, Edward Daniel, Charles Dill, Nicholson Enoch, George Aaron, and Ella Elizabeth along with JohnÕs brother Enoch moved from Orange County Indiana to Paola, Kansas. Edward Daniel and his wife returned to Lawrence County Indiana. His mother Nancy died near Paola, Kansas and was supposedly buried there. Capt. John Millis remarried, a woman by the name of Emma G. Smith. We have been told they had at least two children Š that they left the Paola Kansas area and went on to El Reno Oklahoma. Capt. John and Nancy (Cloud) Millis are my g-g-g-grandparents.

Mary Lovell mlovell@shielsexton.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3:

p 49 - Elmdale Cemetery, Section VII, Row 2, no lot numbers: Boyington, L. J. 1833-1908 Father Civil War Vet; Boyington, C. S. 1835-1914 Mother; Millis, Linnie S. Boyington 1854-1942; Millis, W. M. 1851 - 12 Jul 1929.

p 409 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Row 21, Lot 95: Millis, Charles D. no dates; Millis, Emma 1855-1930; Millis, Enoch no dates Co D 9th Kansas Cavalry.

p 417 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Row 36, Lot 172, West Side: Gaylord, Jasper M. 10 Aug 1840 - 14 May 1888; Gaylord, Lucy Edna his wife 27 Jul 1850 - 1 Jun 1927; Gaylord, infant daughter 5 Apr 1892 - 15 Jun 1872; Gaylord, Walter Gordon 24 Oct 1876 - 11 Aug 1895; Gaylord, Harry Stafford 2 Mar 1880 - 9 Mar 1901. Lot 172, North Side: Millis, Nellie Gaylord [no dates see p 419]. Lot 172, South Side: Gaylord, Jasper Fred 10 Oct 1878 - 20 Feb 1919. Lot 172, East Side: Gaylord, Frank M. 23 May 1874 - 7 Sep 1947; Gaylord, Mary Adams 27 Dec 1868 - 4 Mar 1938

p 419 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Row 38, Lot 173: Millis, Nellie G. 1883-1918 wife of Earl R. Millis.

p 422 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Section II, Row 35, Lot 212: Millis, Nancy d 7 Aug [no year shown in book, 1873 according to Mary Lovell] age 51y 2m 5d wife of John Millis.

p 440 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 3, Lot 402: Millis, George A. 1856-1896 Father; Millis, Emma E. 1858-1928 his wife Mother

p 561 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 6, unmarked graves: Millis, Nellie Gaylord; Millis, Emma Evaline.

p 567 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 212, unmarked graves: Millis, Holbert.

Sean Furniss

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