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Query Surnames: Henry

Date: 24 December 2008

Query: I am wondering what you think might be listed in this record for the names that belong with my family and I saw this reference for Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS,Vol. 2, p 52, Henry: Clifton, Edna and Mary Edna.

Sher email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 52, picture showing the students of Somerset School class of 1921 inludes Clifton, Edna and Mary Edna Henry.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Henry

Date: 23 December 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas: Henry, Daisy p 360 V3; Henry, Grace E. 370-V3; Henry, G. A. 167-V1, 360-V3

Sher email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 167, New Lancaster Cemetery, Row Q, Lot 37, purchased by G. A. Henry [no other information].

Vol 3, p 360, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, South Half, row 46, Lot 214: Henry, Daisy 1873-1925 wife of G. A. Henry; Henry, G. A. 1867 - 1954.

Vol 3, p 370, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, South Half, Row 60, Lot 299: Henry, Harry H. 7 Oct 1892 - 26 Jun 1959; Henry, Grace E. 25 Dec 1897 - 16 Oct 1971; Henry, Harry Harrison Henry 7 Oct 1892 - 26 Jun 1959 Pvt Co A Development BN WWI.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ludwig

Date: 17 December 2008

Query: I am researching the the Ludwig families in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, KS, volume I pages 38, 244 and 245, and volume II pages 196, 197 and 226.

Amy Adams email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 36 - Mary Lou Ludwig and Lucille Ludwig were members of the Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa an honorary society for women educators.

Vol 1, p 38 - Sue Ludwig and Nellie Ludwig were noted as being current members of the Eden Chapel Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society with Mrs. Phillip Ludwig, Mrs. Etta Ludwig and Miss Martha Ludwig being charter members.

Vol 1, p 244, story of Roy and Nellie Barger Ludwig submitted by June F. Sandbridge, abstracted as follows:

Roy Ludwig (b 20 May 1900 Paola, KS; d 9 Jan 1956; bur Scott Valley Cemetery; son of George Ludwig and Etta Latham; gson of Phillip and Rebecca Ludwig) m 1 Mar 1922 Edgerton, KS to Nellie Barger (b 15 Jul 1895 Paola, KS; dau of Harvey Barger and Sadie Lewis; gdau of John and Esther Barger and Henry and Lucinda Lewis). Children: 1) Ivan Wayne Ludwig (b 6 Sep 1925 Paola, KS; m 16 Dec 1946 to Sue Watkins); and 2) Colleen Marie Ludwig (b 30 Jan 1934 Paola, KS; m 20 Aug 1955 to Harold Barnett).

Vol 1, pp 244-245, story of Ivan Wayne and Susie Luella Watkins Ludwig, submitted by Susie Ludwig, abstracted as follows:

Ivan Wayne Ludwig (b 6 Sep 1925 Paola, KS; son of Roy H. Ludwig and Nellie M. Barger; gson of George W. Ludwig and Etta Latham, and Harvey Barger and Sadie Lewis) m 16 Dec 1946 to Susie Luella Watkins (b 27 Jul 1927 Garnett, KS; dau of Lewellyn M. Watkins and Josie Fern Camp; gdau of Albert Franklin Watkins and Mary Brashear, and Anson Camp and Susie Majors). Children: 1) Carolyn Sue Ludwig (b 19 Dec 1949, m 14 Feb 1970 to Richard M. Martens [b 3 Aug 1953], div, children: Stacey Lynn Martens, Len Michael Martens); 2) Douglas Wayne Ludwig (twin, b 25 May 1953, m 1st 8 Apr 1972 to Judy Lee McClanhan [b 5 apr 1954], children: Shane DeWayne Ludwig, Kevin Leroy Ludwig, m 2nd 1 Sep 1978 to Pamela Sue Rodman [b 1 Sep 1957], children: Dallas Patrick Ludwig, Dustin Charles Ludwig); 3) Debra Jayne Ludwig (twin, b 25 May 1953, m 27 Nov 1971 to Donald Dale Stottlemire [b 3 Jul 1949], children: Jeffrey Dale Stottlemire, Susan Janelle Stottlemire); 4) Roletta Lynn Ludwig (b 8 Apr 1956, d 15 Jul 1975).

Vol 2, pp 196-197, story of Henry and Lucinda (Weaver) Lewis, submitted by Esther I. Lewis, asbracted as follows:

Henry B. Lewis (b 1839 OH, d 1918) m fall 1882 OH to Lucinda Weaver (b 1842 OH, d 1933). Children: 1) Ada Lewis (b OH); 2) Sadie Lewis (b IA, m Harvey Barger, child: a) Nellie Barger); 3) Charles W. Lewsi (b OH, m Blanche Charlier [b France], children: a) Franlin E. Lewis [m Helen Hammond, child Sharon K. Lewis]; b) Esther Lewis); 4) William H. Lewis; 5) Ethel Lewis; 6) Beulah Lewis (m Hershal Shellaberger).

2a) Nellie Barger (dau of Sadie Lewis and Harvey Barger) m Roy Ludwig. Children: i) Wayne Ludwig; ii) Colleen Ludwig

2ai) Wayne Ludwig m Susie Watkins. Children: 1) Carolyn Ludwig (m Martens; children: Stacy Martens, Lennie Martens); 2) Douglas Ludwig (children: Shane Ludwig, Kevin Ludwig, Dallas Ludwig, Dustin Ludwig); 3) Debra Ludwig (m Donald Stottlemire; children: Jeffrey Stottlemire, Susan Stottlemire); 4) Roletta Ludwig.

2aii) Colleen Ludwig m Harold Barnett. Children: a) Russell Barnett; b) Rolland Barnett; c) Lisa Barnett (m Lawrence Guenther, child Benjamin Guenther).

Vol 2, p 226-227, stories of Gilbert, Lottie and Anna Moraine, and William F. Arnetta and Mary C. Moraine, submitted by Ona Mae (Hays) Neuenschwander, abstracted as follows:

William Fithian Moraine (b 9 Mar 1849 Champaign Co, IL; d 19 Sep 1936; bur Elmdale Cemetery; son of Moses Moraine and Amanda Roe, stepson of Nancy) m 1871 Arnetta "Etta" Barr (b 1852; d 24 Feb 1884; bur Elmdale Cemetery). Children: 1) unidentified child (d Howard Co, NE); 2) unidentified child (d Howard Co, NE); 3) Nettie Moraine (m William A. Plumb); 4) Ada Moraine (m Blankenbaker); 5) Gilbert Moraine.

5) Gilbert Moraine (b 23 Feb 1883 Mills Co, IA; d 3 Aug 1950; bur Paola Cemetery) m 1st 10 Sep 1902 La Cygne, KS, to Lottie Martha Jones (b 29 Sep 1882 Lynn, Knox Co, KY; d 7 Jan 1910; bur Paola Cemetery; dau of Franklin Wallace Jones and Bertha Pemelia Welch), m 2nd 25 May 1913 to Anna Marie (Ludwig) Rudicel (b 2 Dec 1871 Johnson Co, KS; d 23 May 1954; dau of Philip Ludwig and Rebecca Reitz). Children of 1st marriage: a) Violet Irene Moraine (b 20 Dec 1902 La Cygne, KS; d 21 May 1985 Osawatomie, KS; m 10 Mar 1923 Paola, KS, to Walter R. Hays [b 1900; d 1964]; children: Raymond Hays, Ona Mae Hays, Bill Hays, Bob Hays, Charles Hays, Walter Hays, LaVelle Hays, Linda Kay Hays, Deanna Lea Hays); b) Gladys Ivan Moraine (b 1 Sep 1904 Red Oak, IA; d 11 Oct 1957 Corvallis, OR; m Awnee Evert Henness [b 1900, d 1991]; children: Lottie Pauline Henness, Awnee E. Henness, Jr., Vernon Eugene Henness, Commodore Gilbert "Tom" Henness, Delores Ann Henness); c) Esteleen Viola Moraine (b 30 Oct 1906 La Cygne, KS; d 8 Dec 1989 Osawatomie, KS; m 14 Dec 1926 Paola, KS to Roby Stone [b 1896, d 1964]; children: Thelma Stone, Dorothy Stone, Merle Dean Stone, Francis Ray Stone, Lloyd Wayne Stone); d) Cecil Raymond Moraine (b 25 Jan 1909 La Cygne, KS; d 15 Sep 1965 Paola, KS; m 26 Nov 1928 Paola, KS, to Waunita Drown [b 1911, d 1982]; children: Harold Moraine, Bearl Gene Moraine, Arthur Lee Moraine, Ralph Edward Moraine, Carol Ann Moraine, Duane Moraine). Child of 1st marriage of Anna Marie Ludwig: Ira T. Rudicel.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ludwig

Date: 23 November 2008

Query: I am looking for the information on the following names from the Index of Cemeteries of Miami County 150-V2: Ludwig, Brandy Roletta ; Ludwig, Ella Edith; Ludwig, Ernest; Ludwig, Etta L.; Ludwig, George W.; Ludwig, Martha; Ludwig, Nellie; Ludwig, Philip; Ludwig, Rebecca; Ludwig, Roy H.; Ludwig, Wayne; Ludwig, William Dale 150-V2.

Amy Adams email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 150, Scott Valley Cemetery, S half E side, row 1, lot 1S: Ludwig Ernest 5 Sep 1897 - 12 May 1898; Ludwig, Ella Edith 1908-1915 dau of G.W. and Etta; Ludwig, Etta L. 1872 - 1951; Ludwig, George W. 1869-1956; Ludwig, Phillip 1846-1931 father; Ludwig, Rebecca 1849-1938 mother; Ludwig, Martha 1879-1910 wife of William Dale. Row 1, lot 35S: Ludwig, Roy H. 1900-1956; Ludwig, Nellie 1897 - 19--. Row 1, lot 52S: Ludwig, Brandy Roletta 1956-1975; Ludwig, Wayne lot owner no dates

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ludwig

Date: 14 November 2008

Query: I am researching for information on Phillip and Rebecca Ludwig's family that I found the Ludwig's in the Family History and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol 1, p 239. Rebecca Reitz married Phillip Ludwig - children: George 1869, Anne 1871, Edward 1873, Rosetta 1875, Otilia 1877, and Martha 1880.

Amy Adams email

Response: From Family History and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 239, story of Bela Lathan, submitted by Jo Ann Fuller. Abstracted as follows:

Bela Latham (b 1 Sep 1837 Fayette Co, OH; son of Bela Latham and Mary Figgins) m 25 Feb 1867 Fayette Co, OH, to Eliza Ellen Merchant (b 24 Apr 1850 Fayette Co, OH; d 4 May 1943; dau of William Merchant and Sarah Ann Breakfield). Children: 1) Charles Latham (b 28 Dec 1867 Fayette Co, OH; m Lucy Margaret Huddle [2nd wife]; children of 2nd marriage: Lester Latham, Ester Latham); 2) Clara Latham (b 21 Nov 1870; d 18 Sep 1871); 3) Etta Latham (b 21 Sep 1872; m George Ludwig [son of Philip and Rebecca Ludwig]; children: Elmer Ludwig, Roy Ludwig); 4) Edward Latham (b 8 Dec 1875; m Katherine Maddox; children: Vera Latham, Letha Latham); 5) Fred Latham (b 6 Dec 1877); 6) Ella Latham (b 29 Apr 1880).

Other notes - The family is reported to be related to Mary Chilton, Peter Brown, Stephen Hopkins and Francis Cooke who arrived on the Mayflower. Bela Latham had a brother named Allen Latham who was married to Laura Josephine Merchant (Eliza Ellen Merchant's sister). Bela Latham also had a brother named Absolom Latham.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Emmart

Date: 11 November 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories, Vol. 2, p 135, Abraham W. Emmart, and Elizabeth Jane Vance Emmart. I think they are my fifth great-grandparents.

Eleanor Emmart Mallory email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 135-136, story of Peter and Matilda (Emmart) Dellinger submitted by Margaret "Peg" Dellinger Haynes. Abstracted as follows:

Peter Dellinger (b 12 Oct 1838 Shendoah Valley, Hampshire Co, VA; d 1915; bur Bucyrus, KS; son of George Dellinger and Dorothea Helsey) m 18 May 1865 at Capon Bridge, WV, to Matilda Emmart (b 28 Jan 1858; bur Bucyrus, KS; dau of Abraham W. Emmart and Elizabeth Jane Vance). Children: 1) Jennie D. Dellinger (b 1866, IL; m Louis Stayton); 2) S. Emmitt Dellinger (b 1869 Clay Twp, Lafayette Co, MO; m 1st Ethel Mary McKinley; children: Mae A. Dillinger [m Edward Rule], Chas. A. Dellinger [m Maire Helen Byerley]); 3) Turner Dellinger (b Bucyrus, KS; m Lillian B. Priestly); 4) Elva Dellinger (m Wm. Marion Braden).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Parks, Sullivan

Date: 27 October 2008

Query: I am interested in Cemeteries of Miami Co KS Vol III: Archie Parks V3 p 164, Ruth Parks V3 p163, Stella Parks V3 p343 I didn't see her husband Thomas Milton Parks listed, and William R Sullivan V3 p478

Karen Stone email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 163-4, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 2, unnumbered lots: Parks, Ruth 1904-1947; Parks, Archie 9 Aug 1901 - 23 May 1987; Parks, Beulah 20 Aug 1911 - [no date death].

Vol 3, p 343, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, South Half, Row 16, Lot 75: Parks, Stella 4 Jan 1878 - 29 Mar 1960.

Vol 3, p 478, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section II, Row 23, Lot 275: Sullivan, William R. 24 Dec 1869 - 6 Oct 1928; Sullivan, Mary K. 2 Jul 1869 - 20 Jan 1931 his wife.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Odenbaugh

Date: 5 October 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas: Vol I, p 200 - Odenbaugh, Thomas J., Odenbaugh, G. W., Odenbaugh, Prudence; Vol II, p 203 Odenbaugh, Phebe A., Odenbaugh, Slater

Barbara A Ferrell email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 200. Spring Grove Cemetery, Row M, Lot 10: Odenbaugh, G. W. b 4 May 1804, d age 68; Odenbaugh, Prudence b 14 Apr 1805, d age 67. Row M, Lot 12: Odenbaugh, Thomas J. d 19 Jul 1889, age 60y 3m 11d; Odenbaugh, Catherine 27 Sep 1827 - 2 Aug 1899; Odenbaugh, George W. b 12 Jul 1850, d age 42, brother.

Vol 2, p 203, Lane Cemetery, alphabetical listing, no rows, no lot numbers: Odenbaugh, Phebe A. 1844-1924; Odenbaugh, Slater 1839-1924.

Vol 3, p 68, Elmdale Cemetery, Row 18, no lot number [they are the only burials in row 18]: Odenbaugh, Celia B. 1859-1943; Odenbuagh, John H. 1854-1941; Odenbuagh, Bessie A. 10 Oct 1885 - 2 Jan 1910 dau of J. H. and C. B.

Vol 3, p 530, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North Half, Section II, row 24, Lot 92: Odenbaugh, J. R. 1852-1917; Odenbuagh, Ellen C. 1860-1927 his wife.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Brannan

Date: 30 September 2008

Query: I'm looking for information about the burial of George T. Brannan. He is listed in the online index as follows: Brannan, George T. 41-V3.

John Baker email

Response: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, p 41, Elmdale Cemetery, Section VI, Row 13, no lot numbers: Brannan, George T. 10 Dec 1870 - 18 Mar 1947.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wing

Date: 31 August 2008

Query: I would like to know the information on a burial for Nettie Wing on page 584 in Volume III of the Cemeteries of Miami County. I believe she is the daughter of Austin E. Wing and Fannie Runkel.

Sue Clavin, email link not included by request

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 584, Paola Cemetery, Potter's Field: Wing, Nettie - no additional information.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Bones, Drown

Date: 29 August 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas: Vol 1, p 200, Drown, Charley S. and Maud L.; Vol 1, p 208, Bones, Joseph, Nettie, Sarah J., Susan, Z. H.; Vol 2, p 196 Drown,Earl T. and Loleta M. Boyd.

Ken Knight email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 200, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row N, lot 1: Drown, Charley S. 1867-1947 father; Drown, Maud L. 1875 - 1953 mother.

Vol 1, p 201, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row N, lot 7: Bones, John C. A. 1 Oct 1848 - 13 Mar 1883.

Vol 1, p 208, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row Z, lot 11: Bones, Nettie d 7 Aug 1886 age 10y 10d dau of Z. H. and Sarah; Bones, Joseph 15 Sep 1828 - 18 Jun 1900; Bones, Susan 16 Oct 1827 - 27 Dec 1898 wife of Joseph; Bones, Z. H. 1843 - 1923 father Civil War marker; Bones, Sarah J. 1842 - 1927 his wife mother.

Vol 2, p 196, Lane Cemetery, alpabetical listing only, no row or lot numbers: Drown, Loleta M. (Boyd) 1907 - 1960; Drown, Earl T. 12 Aug 1903 - 1974.

Vol 3, p 36, Elmdale Cemetery, Section VI, row 5, no lot numbers: Bones, Frank A. 1872-1942 father; Bones, Dessie R. 1873 - 1933 mother; Bones, Joseph L. 1903-1926.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Heath

Date: 24 August 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, Heath: B.O. - 17; Kathryn - 17; Minnie - 64; James G. - 172; James J. - 172; M.M. - 200; Ida - 200; T.R - 200

I am really interested in the James C or G Heath who appears on the l875 Miami Co., state census. He was 68, l807 born in Ohio, Julia age 20 born in l855 in Ind.and Timothy Heath age 5 months born in Kansas. Is she his wife?

In l876, Julia married Truman Sovern in Bates Co., MO.

No l880.

l890 Truman is in Greene Co., MO.

1892 Charles T. Heath married Lydia C. Smithton in Greene Co., MO. Truman signed as guardian and stepfather, as Charles is not of age. Gives location as both of Lawrence Co., MO.

1900 Stone Co., MO. Truman, Julia and Charles T. Heath ( he is single)

1917- 1918 Draft registration in Greenwood Co., KS. He gives nearest relative as sister Lillie May (Sovern) Wygle. Says he has lost his right leg and works for Greenwood school district at Virgil.

1910 Truman has a different wife. Still in Stone Co. Truman and Annie C sells his land in 1913 and dissapears. He is a Civil War Veteran and receives a pension.

Truman is suppose to be Lillie's father but at the time of her birth, he was still married to Julia. No connection to a Florence McPeck of Linn Co., KS.

James evidently had another son who lived next door, James E. and Elizabeth had 2 children. One is Orlando Benjamin or sometimes Benjamin Orlando. Benjamin goes to Oklahoma, then returned to Miami Co.

Dee Bouse email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 17, Beagle Cemetery, Page 13, west part, lot 104: owner Kate Heath; Heath, Kathryn 1881 - 19__; Heath, B. O. "Doe" 1874-1951.

p 64, Fontana Cemetery, Grave 40: Heath, Minnie 1879 - 2 Nov 1881 dau of Seth and M. S.

p 172, New Lancaster Cemetery, Lot 139: owner James J. Heath; Heath, James G. d 8 Aug 1876, age 66y 11m 22d.

p 200, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row M, Lot 13: Heath, Ida S. 1878-1880 dau of T. R and M. M.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 39, the story of The Mound Creek Community Building makes reference to the list of teachers at the local school since 1884, including J. F. Heath and B. O. Heath.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 37, the story of the Methodist Church in Paola - 1858 - 1998 provides a list of the church ministers including T. Restin Heath 1931-1934.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 194, the story of Ariel Larson, submitted by Ariel Larson, abstracted as follows:

Ariel Larson (b Kansas City, KS; dau of Jim Heath and Lisa Jenkins; gdaughter of Carlin and Thomas Jenkins, and Wanda and James Heath; stepfather Lyle Larson; stepmother Julie Heath)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Miller

Date: 21 August 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, 206: Frances M. Miller and husband Morrell Miller.

Diana McLean email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 206, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 30, no lot numbers, grouped as follows: Morrell E. Miller (12 Mar 1906 - 21 Dec 1959) and Jan Mae Miller (27 Jun 1905 - no date of death); Francis M. Miller (8 Feb 1930 - 12 Mar 1930) and Frederick R. Miller (26 Aug 1934 - 28 Nov 1934).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McWilliams

Date: 19 August 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, page 432: Hannah T. McWilliams, Wilse T. McWilliams

David Helm email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 432-3, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Section II, Row 22 and 23, Lot 288: McWilliams, Florence M. 1877-1886; McWilliams, Hannah T. 1840-1927; McWilliams, Wilse T. 1836-1917; McWilliams, John F. b 11 May 1813 - headstone broken, unreadable; McWilliams, Elizabeth d 11 May 1878 age 61y 3m 1d wife of W. F. McWilliams; McWilliams, W. F. d 22 May 1883 headstone broken, unreadable.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Page, Reber

Date: 12 July 2008

Query: Request a lookup from Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol 3, p 53, of Joseph F. Page (b 1833) and Julia Page. Joseph Page being the son of Bennett Joseph Page and Sarah Finks, and the father of Mary E. Page who married Isaac Reber.

Carla Jean Page email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 53, Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, Section VII, Row 10, no lot numbers: Page, Julia 1840-1907 mother; Page, Joseph F. 1837-1917 father; Reber, Mary E. 1865-1942; Reber, Isaac W. 1861-1936 (Mason).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wilson

Date: 10 July 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, Francis Marion Wilson on page 294

Susan McClurgemail

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 294, story of David Robert and Betty Jo Wilson Perkins, submitted by Betty J. Perkins. Abstracted as follows:

David Robert Perkins (b 1 Jun 1922 Lawrence, KS; son of David Sanders Perkins and Elsie Belle Watson) m 16 Dec 1942 Olathe, KS, to Betty Jo Wilson (b 10 Aug 1924 Eudora, KS; dau of Curtis Elton Wilson and Louise Mildred Allen; gdau of Cicero Wise and Alice Almira Allen; gdau of Francis Marion Wilson and Josephine Manning). Children:

1) Perry Lee Perkins (b 10 Sep 1948) m 3 Mar 1968 to Joyce Irene Parks. Children: Laura Michelle Perkins; Kimberly Sue Perkins; Michael Wayne Perkins.

2) James Robert Perkins (b 30 Apr 1951) m 17 Aug 1985 to Brenda Bauman.

A note about David Perkins earliest known ancestor James Watson of Scotland is undocumented and no specific relationship is identified.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Stanley

Date: 8 July 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I. Looking for: Stanley, Alfred P. 184, 232; Stanley, Almeda 184; Stanley, Almeda Lee 232+p; Stanley, Faye Flechsenhar 232; Stanley, Frances Flechsenhar 184; Stanley, Glenda 184, 185+p; Stanley, Littleton B. 232; Stanley, Sarah Ralston 232

Littleton B. Stanley md. Sarah Ralston. Alfred P. Stanley was the couple's son. Alfred P. Stanley md. Frances Flechsenhar. This couple had the daughters Almeda Stanley and Glenda Stanley.

Cheryl Kemp email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 184-185, story of Lester and Glenda Stanley Gillogly, submitted by Glenda Stanley Gillogly. Abstracted as follows:

Lester Dean Gillogly (b [9 Sep] 1911 New Lancaster, KS; son of Clevland Gillogly (1884-1967) and Mollie Dakin (1885-1920); gson of Elmer A. Gillogly and Lydia Delker of Cass Co, MO) m 1938 to Glenda Stanley (b Calvin, OK; dau of Alfred P. Stanley and Frances Flechsenhar). Children: 1) Ida Mae Gillogly (m Jerry Newson); 2) Dean Edwin Stanley (m Brenda Conyers).

Lester's brother Harold Rex Gillogly m Martha Belcher. Lester's sister Eula Irene Gillogly m Dale Black. Glenda's sister Almeda Stanley m George Kotwitz.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 232, story of George Frederick Kotwitz, submitted by Almeda Lee Kotwitz. Abstracted as follows:

George Frederick Kotwitz (b 7 Apr 1904 Kansas City, MO; son of George W. Kotwitz and Elizabeth Potts; gson of Frederick Potts; gson of Ferdinand Kotwitz) m 30 Nov 1933 to Almeda Lee Stanley (b 10 Oct 1912; dau of Alfred P. Stanley and Faye Flechsenhar; gdau of Littleton B. Stanley and Sarah Ralston; gdau of George Flechsenhar) [note: Almeda was either born and/or got married in Coffeyville, KS, can't tell which by reading text.] Children:

1) Alfreda Ruth Kotwitz (b 16 Oct 1934) m 3 Jun 1955 to Gerald Human (son of Lones and Nona Human)

2) George William Kotwitz (b 29 Jul 1937) m 28 Aug 1960 to Linda Lehman (dau of Oscar and Ola Lehman)

3) Stanely Gene Kotwitz (b 8 Apr 1945) m1 4 Sep 1966 to Donna Dare (dau of Don and Rene Dare), div; m2 27 Nov 1970 to Sharon Hamsher (dau of Dan and Julia Steggal)

4) Lois Ann Kotwitz (b 5 Nov 1946) m 6 Jan 1968 to David Atteberry (son of Alton Atteberry)

5) Charles Wayne Kotwitz (b 1 Jan 1949, d 19 Sep 1979) m 16 Jan 1971 to Diane Dixon (dau of Raymond and Nettie Dixon)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames:

Date: 30 June 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, p 506: McGuffin, Elizabeth J.; McGuffin, Preston R.

Andrea Wieland email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 506, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North half, Section I, row 22, lot 165: McGuffin, Preston R. 1839-1933; McGuffin, Elizabeth J. 1849-1907 his wife.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Slocum

Date: 16 June 2008

Query: Is there info on Slocum, Jerome J. 355-V3; Slocum, Lucy Ann 405-V3 in Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas? Lucy Ann Slocum is the mother of JJ Slocum.

Nancy email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 355, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Row 36, Lot 178: Slocum, Jerome J 1853-1934.

Vol 3, p 405, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, row 14, lot 53: Slocum, Lucy Ann 7 Nov 1830 - 11 Oct 1913.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Patterson

Date: 15 June 2008

Query: Could you look-up from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I]: William Henry Patterson-291; Linda Patterson-292-396; Mildred Louise Patterson-292

Deborah J. Hollon email

Response: From Family Histories and Storiess of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, pp 291-292, the story of Alexander Patterson, submitted by Esther M. Paterson. Abstracted as follows:

Alexander Patterson (b 26 Jun 1834 Grange, Co Antrim, Ireland; d 1897 Louisburg, KS) m 10 Jan 1860 at Radnor, Peoria Co, IL to Ellen Frances Snell (b 2 Jun 1833 East Bridgewater, MA; d [1888] Lee's Summit, MO). Children: 1) John Alexander Patterson (b 12 Feb 1861 IL; d 1933; bur Aubry Cemetery; m Sarah Harrison - bur Aubry Cemetery; children - Ruth Patterson, Nathal Patterson, Edith Frances Patterson - bur Aubry Cemetery); 2) Sarah Ann Patterson (b 4 May 1962 IL; d 16 Sep 1864; bur IL); 3) William "Will"Henry Patterson (b 14 Sep 1863 IL; d shot 18 Sep 1916); 4) Mary Frances Patterson (b 28 Feb 1865 IL; d 1927); 5) Margaret Jane "Jennie" Patterson (b 1 Oct 1867 IL; d 26 Feb 1954); 6) Harriett "Hattie" Elizabeth Patterson (b 20 Sep 1870 IL; d 6 Dec 1946); 7) Abbie Ann Patterson (b 9 Aug 1872 IL; d 1921); 8) George Lewis Patterson (b 5 Jul 1876 IL; d 23 Apr 1942; m 22 Nov 1907 to Minnie Whitaker; children - Helen Patterson, Dorothy Patterson, John William Patterson.

From Family Histories and Storiess of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 292, the story of George Lewis Patterson, submitted by Esther M. Paterson. Abstracted as follows:

George Lewis "Lou" Patterson (b 5 Jul 1876 Taylorville, IL; d 23 Apr 1942 near Louisburg, KS; bur Louisburg Cemetery; son of Alexander and Ellen Patterson) m 27 Nov 1907 near Louisburg, KS to Minnie Elton Whitaker (b 13 Jan 1884; d 30 Jun 1968 Liberal, KS; bur Louisburg Cemetery; dau of John William Whitaker and Mary Evaline Pitman). Children: 1) Helen Patterson; 2) Dorothy Patterson; and 3) John William Patterson.

1) Helen Patterson (b 11 Jul 1910) m 1 Feb 1941 to Williard Downing (b 9 Aug 1907; d 1972; son of Alvin William Downing and Mary Wilson Downing). Children - a) Louise Downing; b) Virginia Downing; c) Gene Downing; d) Kathryn Downing; and e) Evelyn Downing.

a) Louise Downing (b 21 Jun 1941; d 6 Jan 1986 Dodge City, KS) m Richard Green. Children: Joella Green (b 15 Jan 1963); Alan Green (b 8 Oct 1964); Mardel Green (b 18 Nov 1965, m 16 Feb 1985 to Kelly Hagen)

b) Virginia Downing (b 15 Mar 1943) m Liberal, KS, to Abie Rusch (d 1982). Children: Kathleen Rusch (b 8 May 1963); Lynette Rusch (b 18 Jun 1964; m Tom Head); Brenda Rusch (b 8 Nov 1967).

c) Gene Downing (b 19 Aug 1944) m Joann Kilgore. Children: Shelley Downing (b 11 Feb 1966); Gina Downing (b 25 Sep 1969); Stacy Downing (b 3 Jun 1972).

d) Kathryn Downing (b 29 Jul 1946) m Cleburn Dotson. Children: Kevin Hamlin (b 28 Dec 1965); Amy Hamlin (b 3 Jun 1972).

e) Evelyn Downing (b 5 Oct 1949) m Paul Batt. Children: David Batt (b 19 Aug 1971); Donovan Batt (b Dec 1973).

2) Dorothy Patterson (b 2 Dec 1913)

3) John William Patterson (b 30 Jan 1923) m 30 Aug 1942 to Esther Milree [sic] Wilson (dau of David A. Wilson and Ida Phon Kilgore). Children: a) Linda Patterson (b 25 Oct 1944; m James Mitchell; children - Stephanie Mitchell, Craig Mitchell); b) John Merle Patterson (b 25 Oct 1944; d 31 Oct 1964 Korea); c) Gayla Patterson (9 Feb 1952; m John Lewis; children - Timothy Lewis, Christopher Lewis).

From Family Histories and Storiess of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 396, the story of David A. Wilson, submitted by Mrs. Gene Wilson. Abstracted as follows:

David A. Wilson (b 1890 near Louisburg, KS; d 23 Aug 1984; son of David W. Wilson [and Mary Elizabeth Wise]) m 1910 to Phon Kilgore (d 24 Aug 1983; dau of John Kilgore). Children: 1) Esthere [sic] Wilson (b 1919; m 1942 to John Patterson; children: a) John Merle Patterson (d 1964 Korea); b) Linda Patterson Mitchell; c) Gayla(e) Patterson Lewis; 2) Gene Wilson (b 1925; m 1946 to Mary Elizabeth Moews; children: a) David John Wilson [b 1953; m 1976 Kathy Rosner; children - David Michael Wilson; Daniel Aaron Wilson; Matthew James Wilson]; b) Diane Wilson [b 1956].

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wood

Date: 26 May 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, p 643 - Travis Wood

Gary Collins email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 643, Beagle Cemetery, lot 61: Wood, Travis [no dates].

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Helms

Date: 15 April 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol III, 519: Helms, Elizabeth, John S. and William.

David Helm email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 519, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North Half, Section II, Row 12, Lot 42: Helms, William d 3 Apr 1901 age 67; Helms, Elizabeth b 12 Apr 1839, d 8 Nov 1890 wife of William; Helms, John S. b 12 May 1870, d 13 Jul 1890, son of William and E. Helms.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Foster

Date: 25 March 2008

Query: I would like to request a look up for: Foster, Suphrona 508-V3; and Foster, WH 508-V3.

Stephanie Cochrane email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 508, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North Half, Section I, Row 25, lot 215: foster, Suphrona 7 Aug 1848 - 30 May 1910; Foster, W. H. 3 Oct 1841 - 11 Feb 1919; Foster, Mattie L. 16 Aug 1874 - 26 Oct 1916; Foster, Ralph H. 27 Nov 1888 - 5 Jul 1913.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames:

Date: 10 March 2008

Query: I would like to see if I could find out more information about Oral Washington Swearingen. I found his name in the index for the Cemeteries of Miami County, listed in Vol. 3, p 556. Oral was married to a cousin of my father, Sophronia (Curtiss) Swearingen, but I found no reference to her name in the index. She apparently died before Oral since I have seen a copy of Oral's obituary and it only shows survivors as his mother and two children.Oral died in Cleveland, Ohio but is buried in Paola per his obituary. I have found listings for Oral & Sophronia on the voter's rolls in California in the early 1940's.

Charles Curtiss email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 556, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Rows 30-31, Lot 323: Swearingen, Oral Washington 11 Dec 1899 - 23 Dec 1946 Kansas PFC Air Service WW I; Swearingen, W. C. 23 Aug 1874 - 18 Feb 1920; Swearingen, Matilda Frances 4 Apr 1872 - 8 Apr 1960.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Clark

Date: 6 March 2008

Query: I am trying to find some information on my great-great grandfather, Judge John T Clark. He lived in Portage and Madison WI for many years, but died in Richland KS. I am not sure if it was Miami County or Shawnee County, so am posting queries to both. We do not know why he was in Kansas...part of the mystery.

The information I have is an article from the Wisconsin State Register, November 10, 1888 that reported about his funeral. We do not have an exact date of death.

What I am trying to find, primarily, is his death information, obituary etc. Any information to give me a clue as to why he was in Richland and if his wife, Louise, was with him would be a huge bonus.

Sure hope someone is able to either help me out or give me some leads on where to look.

Ginny Modlin email

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Query Surnames: Blair

Date: 28 February 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p. 197, I would like a transcription of the family history and/or story for Ellender Blair, Lucy Ballard Blair, and Robert Blair and a summary of the family group sheet for Aaron Lillie from MICOGESOQU, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 16.

April Johnson email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 197, the story of Aaron R. Jr. and Ellender (Blair) Lillie, submitted by William J. Hendricks. Abstracted as follows:

Aaron R. Lillie, Jr. (b 1818 VT; d 22 Mar 1880 Paola, KS; bur Scott Valley Cemetery) m 29 May 1845 at Jasper, IN, to Ellender Blair (b 4 Sep 1827 Blount Co, TN; d 2 Mar 1912 El Reno, OK; dau of Robert Blair and Lucy Ballard). Children: 1) Mary Jane Lillie (b 1846 Jasper, IN); 2) Susan Lillie (b 1848 IL); 3) John William Lillie (b 1850 IL); 4) Aaron Franklin Lillie (b 1852 Adams Co, IL); 5) Robert Lillie (b 1853 Dubois, IN; d 1943 Santa Monica, CA; m Lydia Maud Griffin); 6) Leonard B. Lillie (b 1855 Dubois, IN; m 1873 to Mary J. Ray); 7) Calvin Leroy Lillie (b 1857 Dubois, IN; d 1928; m Margaret Elizabeth Tuggle); 8) James Willis Lillie (b 1859 Paola, KS; d 1947 Council Grove, KS); 9) Corvin Lillie (b 1862 Paola, KS); 10) Thomas C. [or K.] Lillie (b 1864 Paola, KS); 11) Ellender Lillie (b 1866 Paola, KS); 12) Ada Lillie (b 1868 Spring Hill, KS; d 1869 Spring Hill, KS); 13) Laura Lillie (b 1870 Spring Hill, KS); 14) Jennie Lind Lillie (b 1872 Spring Hill, KS; d 1961; m Charles Cory).

From MICOGESOQU, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 16, Family Group Sheet for Aaron Reed Lillie, Jr., submitted by W. J. Hendricks. Abstracted as follows:

Aaron Reed Lillie, Jr. (b 1818, VT; d 22 Mar 1880 Paola, KS) son of Aaron Reed Lillie (b 13 Oct 1782 CT or VT); gson of John Lilly (b 15 Apr 1742 Windham, CT) and Jerusha Reed (b 5 May 1741 Norwich, New London, CT; dau of Aaron Read [b 11 Oct 1702, m 10 Jan 1723 Norwich, New London, CT] and Hannah Knight [b 30 Jan 1701 Norwich, New London, CT]; gdau of William Read and Anna Stark)

Aaron Reed Lillie, Jr. m 1st Zerilda Bristow. Child: Elizabeth Ann Lillie (b 7 Oct 1843 Indianaoplis, IN; d 6 Mar 1915 Spring Hill, Johnson Co, KS; m 20 Apr 1863 Paola, Miami Co, KS, to George Dorsen Weir - son of Samuel Dorsen Weir and Catherine Smith).

Aaron Reed Lillie, Jr. m 2nd Ellender Blair. Children: 1) Mary Jane Lillie (b 1846 Jasper, Dubois, IN; bef 1850); 2) Susan Lillie (b 1848 IL; d 1860); 3) John William Lillie (b 1850 IL; d 1860); 4) Aaron Franklin Lillie (b 1852 Adams Co, IL); 5) Robert Lillie (b 2 Mar 1853 Dubois, IN; d 27 Mar 1943 Santa Monica, CA; m 3 Nov 1880 Paola, KS, to Lydia "Maud" Griffin); 6) Leonard B. Lillie (b 1855 Dubois, IN); 7) Calvin Leroy Lillie (b 2 Feb 1857 Dubois, IN; d 20 Mar 1928); 8) James Willis Lillie (b 29 Mar 1859 Paola, KS; d 11 Jan 1947 Council Grove, KS; m 17 Feb 1887 Paola, KS, to Ella Louise Evans); 9) Corvin Lillie (b 1861 Paola, KS; d bef 1870); 10) Thomas K. Lillie (b 1864 Paola, KS); 11) Ellender Lillie (b 6 May 1866 Paola, KS; d Spring Hill, KS); 12) Ada Lillie (b 6 Feb 1868 Spring Hill, KS; d Spring Hill, KS); 13) Laura Lillie (b 30 Aapr 1870 Spring Hill, KS); 14) Jennie Lind Lillie (b 25 Aug 1872 Spring Hill, KS; d 13 Apr 1961; m Charles sumner Cory).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Brown

Date: 28 February 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, p 116: Brown, Beatrice (Bea) and Brown, Bert David

Glenn McAnarney email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 116, the story of Harold V. Brown, submitted by Elizabeth Moser. Abstracted as follows:

Harold V. Brown (b 27 Jan 1919 Louisburg, KS; son of Bert David Brown and Nora Helena O'Mara; grandson of Elmer H. Brown and Marge F. Skinner, and John O'Mara and Mary Ann Montgomery) m Rita McConaghy. Children: 1) Elizabeth (Betty) Brown (m Kenny Moser; children: Greg Moser, Debbie Moser); 2) Beatrice (Bea) Brown (m Paul Gangel; children: Sherry Gangel, Paula Gangel, Christie Gangel, Arthur Gangel); 3) Carolee Brown (m Joe Bradin; children: Kim Bradin, Bryan Bradin, Kelly Bradin); 4) James (Jim) Brown (m Rhonda Samyn; children: David Brown, Darren Brown); 5) Roberta (Birdie) Brown (m Steve Guetterman; children: Angie Guetterman, Ryan Guetterman, Chris Guetterman); 6) Nora Brown (children: Eric and Jeff).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Myers

Date: 23 February 2008

Query: I would like more information on: Mary, Priscilla and Simon Myers 86-V2; Earl W and Viola Ellis Myers 75-V2; andr Grant W Myers 74-V2.

Jill Doyle email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, pp 74-75, Louisburg Cemetery, lot E108: Myers, Grant W. 7 Apr 1865 - 1 Jul 1943; Myers, Delia E. b 3 Nov 1867 - [no date]; Myers, Charles G. d 26 Aug 1888 child of GW and Delia; Myers, Edriss E. d 7 Jul 1890 child of GW and Delia; Myers, Earl W. 1872-1941 father; Myers, Martha Ellis 1888-1924; Myers, Viola Ellis 17 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1902 dau of Earl W. and Ellis.

p 86, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 2, Lot M 126: Myers, Mary d 12 Aug 1882 age 7y 3m 24d dau of Simon and E; Myers Simon 14 Feb 1834 - 31 Aug 1904; Myers, Priscilla E. 20 Feb 1841 - 26 Mar 1922 wife.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Buck

Date: 20 February 2008

Query: Would you please look in your "Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS Volume 3 for I. Newton Buck and his wife Mary E. Buck on page 416-V3 and in "Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS Volume 2, page 229 for Isaac Newton Buck, Jessie Lucile Buck and Mary Elizabeth Murray Buck.

Rose email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 416, Paola Cemtery, Oak Grove addition, Row 34, lot 168: Buck, I. Newton 1858-1927; Buck, Mary E. 1868-1973.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol, 2, p 229, the story of the Murray-Buck Families submitted by Betty Bacon Hodges. Abstracted as follows:

James W. Murray and his wife Sarah Katherine Murray left Ohio and arrived in Paola in 1860. Children: Mary Elizabeth Murray (m Isaac Newton Buck); Nettie Murray; William T. Murray; Frank Murray; James Harrison Murray; and Olive Murray (m [–?–] Wilson). Approximately 8 inches of text about the families, no dates associated with the individuals. Also a 1900 photograph of two children dressed in wedding attire - an unknown boy and a girl - Jessie Lucile Buck (no relationship identified with the Isaac Newton Buck and Mary Elizabeth Murray Buck, possibly their daughter).

A photograph of Walter Buck, an early pioneer who arrived before 1863, is located on the inside front cover of the book.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Palmer

Date: 19 February 2008

Query: Wallace Palmer and Mary J. Palmer are listed as being on p. 540 Vol. 3 of Cemeteries of Miami County Kansas. Could you tell me what it says about these two?

Roger O. Young email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 540, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Section 3, Row 2, Lot 21: Palmer, Wallace 1 )ct 1862 - 8 Sep 1903 Husband of; Palmer, Mary J. 1868-1944.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Barnes

Date: 18 February 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, pp 97-98

Marie Gale email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, pp 97-98, the story of Noah and Roxanna Burton Barnes submitted by Josephine Dauve Barnes. Abstracted as follows:

Noah Barnes (b 25 Mar 1838 Terre Haute, IN; d 8 Apr 1915; bur Paola Cemetery) m 1 Dec 1861 at Shawneetown, KS, to Roxanna Burton (d 26 Jul 1913; bur Paola Cemetery). Children: Martin Barnes; Sadie Barnes Boyd; Rebecca Barnes Weaver; Elizabeth Barnes McRoberts; J. S. Barnes; George Barnes; J. N. Barnes; Julia Barnes Bowen; Eliza Barnes Owen; W. H. Barnes; Charles Barnes; Lina Barnes Wagner; Mary Barnes; Maggie Barnes; J. C. Barnes; May Barnes Devins; child Barnes.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Pratt

Date: 12 February 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol II, pp 174-5. Pratt: Edgar, H.; Ella L.; Emily E.; G. H.; Carrie M.; John Virgil.

Norma Waters email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, pp 174-5, Wagstaff Cemetery, row 6, lot 45: Pratt, Emily E. 1846-1929 mother; Pratt, John Virgil 1844-1906 father; Pratt, Harry C. 8 May 1876 - 5 Mar 1904. row 7, lot 72: Pratt, Carrie M. 1872-1965; Pratt, G. H. 1874-1951; Pratt, Edgar H. 22 Jul 1868 - 24 Jul 1954; Pratt, Ella L. 20 Jun 1870 - 8 Aug 1965.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hodges, Middlemass

Date: 3 February 2008

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, Hodges, Eliza 63; Hodges, Henry 28; Hodges, Judge 104; Hodges, Levi 63; Hodges, Mrs. Levi 375, Middlemass, Susan Janice 267, Middlemass, Thomas Bell 267. Vol II Middlemass, T. W. 70

Ken Knight email

Response: From amily Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 28, in an article about the history of Paola, a reference is made to the telephone operators going on strike against the Hodges Brothers in May 1906. The operators had not had a pay increase in three years and were asking that their pay be increased from seven cents an hour to ten cents and hour. The day after the strike started, a niece of Henry Hodges went back to work to replace the strikers.

Vol 1, p 63, District School #68 was built on a acre of land sold by Levi Hodges and his wife Eliza Hodges. The land was sold for one dollar. The school was given the deed 25 Jan 1872. The school closed in 1962.

Vol 1, p 104, on 3 Oct 1907, Judge Hodges married Neeva Jane Neal and Charles Anthony Beckman.

Vol 1, p 188, Carol Ann Graham ,the daughter of Gordon Graham and Dorothy Sidebotham, married a Hodges.

Vol 1, p 375, the Van Pelt family moved to Miami County because Mrs. Levi Hodges, the grandmother of Levi Alexander Van Pelt (and presumed to be the mother of his mother - Julia Lake Van Pelt) had moved to Miami County.

Vol 1, p 267, the story of Willie Middlemas submitted by John Charles Middlemass, abstracted as follows:

Thomas Bell Middlemass (left Eng in 1852, d 10 Jun 1887) m Mary [surname not given] (d 2 Sep 1864). Children: John, Elnora (d 24 Sep 1863)

John Middlemass (b 8 Jun 1858 IA, d 5 Jan 1929, son of Mary and Thomas Bell Middlemass) m 15 Apr 1883 to Sarah Ann Dabbs (b 12 Aug 1860 Birmingham, Eng, d 31 Mar 1941). Children: Charles Middlemass, Willie Middlemass, Mary Francis Middlemass, Walter Thomas Middlemass, and Lela Middlemas.

Willie Middlemass (d 10 Mar 1964, son of John Middlemass and Sarah Ann Dabbs) m 24 Aug 1918 to Vernie Belle Bowman (b 25 Oct 1895 Paola, KS, d 10 Oct 1985, dau of Eugene C. Bowman and Clara Belle Potts). Child: John Charles Middlemass

John Charles Middlemass (b 18 May 1924, son of Willie Middlemass and Bernie Belle Bowman) m 14 Apr 1945 to Esther Caroline Snouffer. Children: Susan Janice Middlemass (b 15 Dec 1952, m [–?–] Scanlan, child Jennifer Anne Scanlan [married [–?–] Day]), Sarah Jean Middlemass (b 22 Nov 1958, m [–?–] Parker)

Vol 2, p 70, Memorial to Miami County's Honored Dead - included T. W. Middlemass 29 Co. 164 Depot B.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Palmer

Date: 28 January 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, p 66 - Palmer, Wilson I would like to know any information listed on his headstone such as dates, etc.

Dan Matheke email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 66, Fontana Cemetery: grave 85 - Palmer, Anna Louise 7 Jan 1936 - 28 Jan 1944; grave 86 - Palmer, Ary 30 Nov 1864 - 9 Jul 1866; grave 87 - Palmer, Sarah 24 Jan 1867 - 18 Jun 1870; grave 88 - Palmer, John 7 Nov 1860 - 18 Jan 1880; grave 89 - Palmer, Wilson 22 Jan 1828 - 18 Oct 1886 father.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Collins

Date: 23 January 2008

Query: I am interested in the data on Maude M Longley Collins and her husband Bert – mostly Bert’s info. Maude died in KC MO in 1946 and is buried in Paola Cemetery (p 588 Vol III) According to her obit. She is buried next to her husband whose name was Bert; he predeceased her.

John Phillips email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 558, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Lot 13, unmarked grave: Collins, Maude M. no dates.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Nichols

Date: 23 January 2008

Query: Looking for information on Jesse L. Nichols (index shows 127 - V I). I'm also wondering about his wife - Ruth Hannah (Hatcher) Nichols. She was born about 1827. I don't see her in the index, so perhaps she died elsewhere.

Sherri email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 127, Miami Cemetery, Row K, lot 2: Nichols, Dr. Jesse L. Civil War Surgeon [no dates]

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Young

Date: 16 January 2008

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, p 199, Young, Garrett J. and Young, Clara E. 199 V1

Cherri Lusk email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 199, Spring Grove Cemetery, Row L, Lot 5: Young, Garrett J. 1862-1961; Young, Clara E. 1867 - 1942; Young, Leota Mae 19 Nov 1905 - 14 Apr 1908 dau of G. J. and C. E. Young.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Appleton, Gupth (Guptil)

Date: 8 January 2008

Query: I am looking for the name of the cemetery and any other pertinent information available for the following individuals from Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol I, p 75: Appleton, Frank; Appleton, Fred R.; Appleton, W.S 75-VI; Guptil(Gupth), Henrietta 75-V-I.

Shonneen Goldtrap email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 75, Fontana Cemetery, lot 105: Gupth, Henrietta 1842-1925. Lot 114: Appleton, Frank 1874-1891; Appleton, Fred R. 1878-1935; Appleton, W. S. 17 Aug 1847 new London, Butle Co, Ohio - 1 Jun 1879.

Sean Furniss

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