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Queries for the period beginning 1 January 2011

Query Surnames:

Date: 29 December 2011

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas - J.C. Hightower page 179 Vol. I

Darlene Hightower email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 179, Rockville Cemetery, no row numbers, lot 13: owner J. C. Hightower; Hightower, Elizabeth M. 11 Mar 1840 - 8 Apr 1887 wife of J. C.; Hightower, Harry 17 Jul 1882 - 30 Jul 1883 son of J. C.; Hightower, Wilford L. 5 Feb 1879 - 22 Jul 1879; Hightower, infant 30 Nov 1877 - 21 Dec 1877 son of J. C. and E. M.; Hightower, Elizabeth A. 1872 dau of J. C. and E. M. - unreadable metal marker.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Williams

Date: 26 December 2011

Query:

Chris Walker email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 27, Old Hillsdale Cemetery, Rows 3 and 4, no lot numbers.

Listed in one lot are: Williams, John F. 1853-1911; Adams, Rebecca F. 18 Jun 1808 - 20 Jun 1879 wife of William M. Adams; Williams, Mary E. 31 Mar - 26 Nov 1905 and J. H. Williams 28 Jul 1828 - 16 Sep 1895 Civil War.

Listed in another lot [possibly the same lot but read from a different row] is: Williams, Enid F. 30 Jul 1885 - 22 May 1886; Williams, Lillie Hayden 26 Dec 1860 - 20 Dec 1896.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames:

Date: 30 October 2011

Query:Information from Cemeteries of Miami County Kansas: Kidwell, Minnie 40-V3

Catherine Stoppe email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 40, Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, row 12, no lot numbers: Kidwell, Minnie 1870-1971 Mother.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McCoy

Date: 16 October 2011

Query: Death records for the McCoy family: McCoy, Ida Ann 128; McCoy, J. 129; McCoy, J. D. 179; McCoy, Julia A. 144; McCoy, Kizzie 113. They were all in the Fontana area, Osage Township, Miami County. All of these people are our direct relatives, though I believe the McCoy, J.D. listed above may actually be H.D. McCoy

The family represented above was Hiram D. McCoy (1826-1904), his wife Julia Ann Walter McCoy (1828-1895). And I believe the others are daughters who unfortunately died as young women: Kezia Cleo "Kizzie" (1869- 1887); Ida Ann (1857-1889); Clara Janetta (1853-death date unknown)…she may be the J McCoy listed above.

Natasha Beery email

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

p. 113 "23 Mar 1887 Kizzie McCoy, female, no age listed, single, b. PA, resident of KS almost 2 years; died in Fontana, Miami Co., KS ob congestion of brain; interred 25 Mar 1887 in Fontana, KS by M. S. Nesbit undertaker of Fontana, KS. Return by D. v. Mott, Fontana."

p. 128 "23 Nov 1889 Ida Ann McCoy, female, age 32 yrs 5 mos 9 dys, single, b. Somerset, PA, resident of KS 5 years, died in Fontana, Miami Co., KS of concussion of spine & brain from fall complicated by maleria fever; interred 24 Nov 1889 in Fontana, KS by Davis undertaker of Paola, KS. Return by Geo. W. Robinson, Fontana, KS."

p. 129 "30 Oct 1889 J. McCoy, male, age 76, retired farmer, married, b. PA, resident of KS 17 years; died in Paola, Miami Co., KS of paralysis; interred 02 Nov 1889 in Paola, KS by Sam Davis undertaker of Paola, KS. Return by W.D. Hoover, Paola, KS."

p. 144 "08 Mar 1895 Julia A. McCoy, female, age 70 years, no marital status, birthplace, nationality or length of residency; died in Fontan, Miami Co., KS of old age; interred by B.R. Keith undertaker of Paola, KS. Return by Mott, Fontana, KS."

p. 179 "20 Apr 1910 J.D. McCoy, male, age 8 yrs, no birthplace or length of residency, American; died in Louisburg, Miami Co., KS of measles; interred 20 Apr 1910 in Louisburg, KS by H.L. Williams undertaker of Louisburg, KS. Return by J.V. Ferrell, Louisburg, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Bell

Date: 8 October 2011

Query: Could you please send me what information is contained in Vol 1 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas on Daniel S. Bell, page 63? I have located him in Miami county in Middle Creek Township in 1870, and he remained there until 1885 where I found him in Louisburg in Miami County.

Virginia Abernathy email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 63 - the reference to Daniel S. Bell is included in the text caption below a photograph of the Bellview school, District No. 65, Middle Creek Twp. The caption reads as follows: "April 15, 1871, a deed was given for one acre of land by Daniel S. Bell." There is no other information.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Verdier

Date: 4 August 2011

Query: Lookup from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I] for Verdier, Jefferson A. 376.

Bob & Pam Walden email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 376, story of Garland Roland and Aura Verdier submitted by Margaret (Shively) Smith. Abstracted as follows:

Garland Rolland Verdier (b 31 Dec 1854; d heart attack 10 Oct 1910; son of Jefferson A. Verdier and Margaret Bashore of Marion Co, MO) m 21 Dec 1892 to Aura Hughes (d 2 Apr 1954; dau of Rev. Martin Hughes and Matilda Connett of St. Joseph, MO). Children: 1) Harvey HoraceVerdier (b 10 Mar 1894; d 7 Nov 1974; m 5 Jan 1921 Louise Hahn [d 21 May 1973]; no children); 2) Martin Hughes Verdier (b 18 Jan 1896; d 1 Feb 1918 Camp Merritt, NJ; bur Elmdale Cemetery, Oswatomie, KS; first Miami Co. draftee to die in WWI); 3) Celina Ellen Verdier (b 23 Jun 1899; d 14 Apr 1969; m 11 Nov 1917 Irl Russell Shively); 4) Eva Margaret Verdier (b 10 Jan 1903; m 5 Jun 1927 Orie Armstrong Haigh [d 9 Aug 1953]; children a) Eleanor Elaine Haigh [m Ralza Marcus Manly]; b) Robert Gene Haigh [m Joan Ruth Rusinko]; c) Marie Ann Haigh [m Fred Milton Wicke]; and 5) unnamed son (b and d 27 Feb 1910). Dr. Washington T. Verdier resident of La Cygne, KS, brother of Garland Roland Verdier.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McCann, Roberts

Date: 28 July 2011

Query: Information for McCann, Edward 61-V2, McCann, Louisa 61-V2, McCann, Roy R. 55-V2 and Roberts, Myrtle M. 387-V3.

Annette Crafton Corbell email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 55, New Hillsdale Cemetery, Row Drive, Lot 279: McCann, Thelma C. 1910-1975; McCann, Roy R. 1900-1976. Vol 2, p 61, New Hillsdale Cemetery, Row 14, Lot 59: McCann, Louisa 1876-1951; McCann, Edward 1871-1963.

Vol. 3, p 387, Paola Cemetery, East Addition, Row 3, Lot 61: Roberts, Luther 1883-1936 father; Roberts, Myrtle M. 1883-1920 mother; Roberts, Echo A. 1909-1918 dau of L. and Myrtle Roberts.

Vol. 3, p 540, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Section III, (Southwest), Row 2, Lot 128: Roberts, Homer Clare 15 Nov 1908 - 17 Nov 1908 son of Luther and Myrtle Roberts

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames:

Date: 23 July 2011

Query: Information on William A. Madison 251-V1 Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS

Jill email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 251, Wilson - Raymer Cemetery, Row A, grave 1: Madison, William A. d 12 May 1867 age 52y 1m 14d.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ensle

Date: 15 July 2011

Query: I am seeking a look up from Family Histories & Stories of Miami Co Kansas, Vol. 2 for Fred Gottleib Ensle, his wife Florence Chambers Ensle & their daughter Dorothy Ensle. The information is found on page 104

Paula Claiborne email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories2 of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 104, story of Chalres Loren Jr. and Carol (White) Ayres, submitted by Carol (White) Ayres.

Charles Loren Ayres, Jr. (b 12 Oct 1930 Dodge City, KS; son of Charles Loren Ayres, Sr., and Phyllis (Phillips) Ayres; grandson of William Frank Ayres and Mildred (Bethurum) Ayres, and William H. Phillips and Edith (Toennis) Phillips) m 15 Aug 1954 at Paola, KS, to Carol M. White (b 16 July 1936 Osawatomie, KS; dau of Herman Keith White and Dorothy (Ensle White; granddau of Fred G. Ensle and Florence Elizabeth (Chambers) Ensle, and William White and Ila Mae (Richards) White). Children: 1) Bryan Ayres; 2) Bradley Ayres; and Bruce Ayres. Grandchildren: Kyle, Megan and Deven.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Strain

Date: 30 May 2011

Query: I have checked the everyname index of family histories and found my Strain relatives are on pages 350 V1 and 126 V1. Also I found a reference to George W Strain and Myrtle Strain in the cemetery reference p 119, V-2 and p314 V3.

Francis King email

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 125-6, story of Ralph Edward Cavaness, submitted by Mary (Mrs. Winston) Miller. Abstracted as follows:

Ralph Cavaness (b 1 Sep 1879 Emporia, KS; d 3 Jun 1960 Sacramento, CA; son of Charles Cavaness and Mary Williams; gson of Ralph Williams and Mary Hume) m 12 Oct 1910 at Paola, KS, to Beulah Guy (b 7 Jan 1888 Homewood, KS; d 10 Nov 1942 Paola, KS; dau of James Guy and Mary Green). Children: 1) Mary Cavaness (b 31 Jul 1911; m -?- Miller; children: Margaret Clarke, Paul Miller, Phillip Miller); 2) Virginia Cavaness (b 2 Jul 1913); 3) Elizabeth Cavaness (b 15 Jan 1915; dau Sara Walker); 4) Doris Cavaness (b 8 Aug 1917; m -?- Strain; children: Elizabeth Georgis, Rebecca Keef, Edward Strain, Robert Strain); 5) Winifred Cavaness (b 12 Jul 1921; m -?- Hartley; children: Karen Swift, William Hartley, Max Hartley); 6) unnamed Cavaness (d 24 Mar 1922); 7) Josephine Cavaness (b 30 May 1924).
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 350, story of Frank W. Sponable, submitted by Lucile H. Sponable. Abstracted as follows:
Frank W. Sponable (b 3 Jul 1870 Gardner, KS; d 21 Jun 1940; son of John Warren Sponable) m 1895 to Stella West of Mason City, IA (d 12 Oct 1947 Long Beach, CA). Children: 1) Josephine Sponable (b 1904; m Morton D. Stevenson); 2) John Warren Sponable (b 1902; m 19 Oct 1926 to Lucile Horn of Topeka); 3) Mary Estella Sponable (b 1906; m 5 Sep 1928 at Paola, KS, to James Edward Parker); 4) Myra Dudley Sponable (m 2 Sep 1935 at Paola, KS, to Donald LeRoy Greer); 5) Frank Sponable (m 1 Sep 1939 to Esther Strain of Paola).
From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 119, New Louisburg Cemetery, Row 1, Lot W 3,4: Strain, Robert E. "Bob" 15 Oct 1941 - 30 Dec 1976; Strain, George W. Jan 1913 - 30 Jul 1973 Cpl U. S. Army WW II
From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 314, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, North Half, Section I, Row 12, Lot 79: Strain, Myrtle 3 Jan 1877 - 15 May 1946; Strain, George W. 26 Apr 1859 - 27 Aug 1939.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Jones, Peel, Smith, Wilgus

Date: 1 May 2011

Query: I am currently researching my family genealogy. I have found many of my relative names in the list of people buried in Miami County.

Elizabeth Peel (1871-1937) and Henry L. Peel(1870-1916) both are on page 109, V1.

Bessie Mae Wilgus (1894-1962-65) page 109 V1.

Sarah C. Jones (1848-1887) page 171, V1.

Francis Wayland Smith (1869-?) either page 171, V1 or page 16, V1

J. H. Jones(1826-?) page 171, V1.

Alfred Wilgus (1884-?) page 451, V3.

John Smith born in 1834 and died between 1834 and 1879. I have found seven possible matches as follows. page 50, V1. page 172, V1. page 32, V3. page 187, V3. page 188, V3. page 518 V3. page 519 V3.

Gail Locke email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 16, Beagle Cemetery, Lot 97S: owner Francis Smith family - no marker.

Vol. 1, p 50, Fontana Cemetery, Lot 56: grave 88 Smith, Gracie M. 1887-1941; grave 89 Smith, Harry E. 15 Nov 1889 - 6 Aug 1958; grave 90 Smith, Flora J. 1868-1943; grave 91 Smith, John J. 1858-1923

Vol. 1, p 109, Jingo Cemetery, row 6, lot 74: Wilgus, Bessie M. 1895-1964; Peel, Henry L. 1871-1930; Peel, Elizabeth 1871-1931

Vol. 1, p 171, New Lancaster Cemetery, row R, lot 158: Jones, Sarah C. d 18 May 1887, age 38 y 9m 16d, wife of J. H. Jones; Jones, J. H. 26 Mar 1826 - 28 May 1906.

Vol. 1, p 171, New Lancaster Cemetery, row R, lot 163: Smith, Adaline 5 Jul 1852 - 25 Nov 1878, wife of G. W. Smith; Smith, Mary J. 1 Feb 1862 - 26 Feb 1889, wife of G. W. Smith; Smith, Geo. W. 7 Aug 1843 - 18 Feb 1915, Co. C. KS Vol. Cav; Smith, Ellen T. 20 Nov 1873 - 12 Dec 1934; Smith, Wenna R. d 1879; Smith, Francie W. d 15 Nov 1878, age 1 day; Smith, William H. d 25 Nov 1869, age 14 days. (Children of G. W. and H. A. Smith)

Vol. 1, p 172, New Lancaster Cemetery, row S, lot 162: Smith, J. F. 1844-1920 Co. B 5 KS Vol Militia; Smith Edith R. [no dates]; Smith, John F., Jr. d 25 Feb 1920

Vol. 3, p 32, Elmdale Cemetery, row 11, no lot numbers: Smith, John 15 Apr 1854 - 23 Nov 1926; Smith, John, Jr. Apr 1933 - Oct 1933

Vol. 3, p 187, Osawatomie Cemetery, row 9, no lot numbers: Smith, Dora 6 Mar 1871 - 2 Feb 1946; Smith, Alma 28 Aug 1898 - 27 Jun 1981; Smith, John 15 Jul 1892 - 21 Sep 1983 [Alma and John Smith were grouped together.]

Vol. 3, p 188, Osawatomie Cemetery, row 11, no lot numbers: Smith, Edna B. 11 May 1917 - 14 Feb 1985 daughter; Smith, Frances E. 1877-1949 mother; Smith, John H. 1871-1944 father

Vol. 3, p 450-451, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove addition, row 17, Lot 60: Wilgus, Ida d 25 Feb 1863 age 1y 19d, daughter of A. & A. P. Wilgus; Wilgus, Una d 7 Oct 1882 age 23y 5m 9d wife of W. A. Wilgus; Wilgus, Alfred 1809 - 21 Oct 1885 age 76y 1m 20 d; Wilgus, Almarinda 1834 - 11 Oct 1915 age 81y 1m 19d, his wife [Alfred Wilgus]; Wilgus, W. A. 1847-1914; Wilgus, Ruth Jane 13 Sep 1853 - 14 Jan 1935 wife of W. A. Wilgus

Vol. 3, p 518, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood addition, row 10, lot 119: Smith, John M. 1843-1913 father, Civil War Vet; Smith, Martha Jane 1850-1937 mother

Vol. 3, p 519, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood addition, row 12, lot 119: Smith, John M. 1844-1913

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lee, Long

Date: 19 April 2011

Query: Can you tell me where the following people's graves are located: Long, Myron 155-V1, Long, Rachel R. 6-V3, Lee (first name unknown) 666-V3, Lee, Robert E. 113-V2

One grave that did not show up on your list is for my grandfather, Myron Long Lee. He was born May 11, 1905 in Kansas. He died July 4, 1930 in Belleview, Greenwood, Kansas in a train crash while looking for work. He was buried in Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas in 1930 on a date sometime near his death. My mother said he did not have a headstone on his grave and the cemetery keeps flooding. It sounds like he is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, but he doesn't show up on the online list.

Bonnie Jackson email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 155, New Lancaster Cemetery, Row J, Lot 271: Long, Nettie C. 14 Sep 1887 - 22 May 1961; Long, LeRoy Jesse d 19 Sep 1917. Lot 290: Long, Dora 7 Sep 1871 - 15 Mar 1961; Long, LeRoy 3 Oct 1858 - 17 Sep 1917; Long, Elmer [no dates] son of Myron Long; Long, Lannes [no dates] son of Myron Long; Long, infant son [no name, no dates] son of Myron Long; Long, George Ivan 3 Feb 1903 - 28 Jul 1965; Long, unnamed d 19 Sep 1913 child of Lannes Long. (Lot purchased by Roy Long)

Vol. 2, p 99, Old Louisburg Cemetery, row 15, lot 502: Lee, Charles H. 1873-1941 father; Lee, Ella 1878-1970 mother

Vol 2, p 113, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 3, Lot 305: Lee, Robert E. 14 Jan 1896 - 8 Mar 1979; Lee, Alta H. (Hazel) 19 Nov 1895 -13 Dec 1967.

Vol 3, p 6, Elmdale Cemetery, Row 1, no lot numbers: Long, Rachel R. 1837-1912; Long, S. Frances 1871-1948.

Vol 3, p 666, Old Louisburg Cemetery, no row number [15], lot 502: Lee, [no given name] 1911 - 12 May 1989.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Gatley

Date: 15 April 2011

Query: I have tow ancestors that lived and are buried in Miami County. Charles Lenard Gatley died about 1921 and Anna Pearl Miller Gatley died about 1949. They are apparently listed on page 98 of Volume 2 of the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas.

Clifford Gatley Fox email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 98, Old Louisburg Cemetery, middle section, north part, row 13, lot 442: Gatley, Charles L. 1875-1921; Gatley, Anna Pearl 1876-1958.

Vol. 2, p 110, Louisburg Cemetery, North End of West Side, Row 1, lot 423: Gatley, Jessie 4 Sep 1881 - 27 Dec 1964; Gatley, Dr. P. F. 18 Nov 1877 - 13 May 1970.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Condon

Date: 25 March 2011

Query: Looking for information on Condon: Elizabeth, Harry W., Hattie A. Phelps and S. D. 405-V3, 406-V3; Condon, infant 562-V3

Kyle Condon email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, pp 405-406, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Rows 16-17, Lot 72: Condon, S. D. 1843-1916; Condon, Hattie A. Phelps wife of S. D. Condon 1846-1903' Condon, Elizabeth mother of S. D. Condon 1804-1877; Jordan, Stella B. Condon wife of Frank Jordan 1867-1898; Condon, Harry W. infant son of H. A. and S. D. Condon 1877-1888.

Vol. 3, p 562, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Lot 72: Condon infant [no additional information]

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Scothorn

Date: 1 February 2011

Query: Cemetery Records of Miami County Volume 3: page 533 -- FA Schothorn, JK Scothorn, TB Scothorn; page 576 -- Frank Monroe Scothorn

Betty Crum email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 532, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, row 26, lot 71: Scothorn, T. B. 25 Feb 1879 - 7 Feb 1918.

Vol. 3, p. 533, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, row 27, lot 71: Scothorn, F. A. 7 Mar 1837 - 14 Feb 1907; Scothorn, J. K. 11 Jan 1839 - 13 Dec 1920

Vol. 3, p. 533, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, no row number, lot 71: Scothorne, Frank Monroe. Included in the list of persons buried in the cemetery but no markers found.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Clapp

Date: 4 January 2011

Query: Looking for burial records on: Clapp, C.W., 138-V1; and Clapp, Mary J., 138-V1.

Gail Clapp email

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 138, Mound Creek Cemetery, southwest part of row 3, lot 67: Clapp, C. C. (Children of C. W. and Mary J., all on one stone). No additional information available.

Sean Furniss

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