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Donna Fike (eldoelder@centurytel,net) 21 November 2008
1880 Census shows the family of Edward A. and Nancy G. LAMB living in Morris
County Kansas with some of their children listed. One is "Gussie" age 18.
I am searching for a marriage of one Augusta LAMB to Zachary Taylor MARTIN
sometime between 1880 and 1885. Suspect this marriage took place in Morris
County, Kansas but I have not found any information on it. Any help would
Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) 19 November 2008
Looking for Obit for David SCOTT born 1858 in Philadelphia, died 1945 in
Council Grove. Also looking for Obit or death information for David's father
Hamilton SCOTT born 1837 in Ireland, died Council Grove after 1900.
Cornish (email@example.com) 30 October 2008
Looking for information on James Burley Head and his wife
Belle, also their children, Mildred, Lee, Raymond and Ethel. Thanks in
MOWAT...FASKENThank you very much
for the opportunity to submit this query. Any information would be welcomed
and I will share my findings with anyone that may be interested.
Beverly Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) 16 October 2008
Is there anyone that would look up a marriage
application for John H. MOWAT and Bessie M. FASKEN. The marriage was
probably about 1901. Bessie is with her parents on the Morris County,
Kansas, state census in 1900. On the 1905 state census (same place), she is
with her husband John H. MOWAT and has children, the eldest is age 3.
(email@example.com) 28 September 2008
Great Grandfather was Fred Frank GIRTCH died in White City, Morris County,
Kansas in1952, he was married to Mary Jane EGGMAN in White City in 1893. I
know that there were many other GIRTCHs in Morris County that must have been
related to Fred and wondered if someone there could help me figure this all
VAN VLEET/VAN VLIET
Van Vleet (firstname.lastname@example.org) 28 September 2008
I would like information on my Great-Great-Grandfather John
VAN VLEET, died in Morris County, Kansas in 1875 or 1878. Parents, siblings,
etc. and correct dates.
Berg (email@example.com) 13 August 2008
I am looking for the date of death of Carrie E. COLLINS, married to Charles
E. COLLINS and living in Council Grove in 1930. I do not know when she died
but it must've been between 1930 and 1937. They had a son named Charles
Jr. I found an article dated 4/19/1937 where Charles Sr. (called "Ed") was
killed in a car accident shortly after he moved to "Pauline", and gives no
mention of a surviving wife. His son was the driver and had just graduated
high school, I'm assuming in Council Grove. It said that Ed owned a
secondhand store there for many years. Carrie is my relative, as William
KEYS was her father. Anything else you can find out about this family would
be greatly appreciated. I would very much like to find Charles COLLINS Jr.
or his family.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 11 August 2008
Would like to share information about the family of Lydia
SHIELDS (1902-1997) and Henry E. FREEMAN (1903-1988) and Lydia SHIELDS and
1st husband Harold CUMMINS. Also Mary (CUMMINS) JERNIGAN (1927-2003) and
husband Loyce JERNIGAN (1894-1993).
(email@example.com) 9 August 2008
Conducting genealogical research on my
families (REID, AMTHAUER, LACKEY, NELSON and ANDERSON), and, my wife's
families (WHITE, ELDRIDGE, WINCHELL).
Francis C. WHITE was
superintendent of Katy Railroad construction through Morris County, ca.
1870, and is namesake for White City, Kansas. ELDRIDGE family includes
Thomas Bailey ELDRIDGE, who hired Francis C. WHITE to manage first hotel
built in Swedeland/White City.
ELDRIDGE built the first house in White City and was one
of the original incorporators of White City, and was appointed the first US
Postmaster of White City.
3 August 2008
I am looking for an obituary and burial location for Lawrence Clay GOODWIN
who was a resident of Council Grove, Kansas. He died August 22, 1942.
Leo Frank Lusher
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 30 July 2008
Henry AMSDEN (Civil War Vet) died and is
buried in the cemetery north of Dwight, Kansas. Is a copy of his obituary
(1891) available? Mr. BOUGHTON married my great Aunt. He donated land
in Dwight for the railroad. I would like any information available.
(email@example.com) 19 July 2008
Recently I found that my Great-Uncle and Great-Aunt John and
Jane BURSCOUGH were buried in Council Grove, Morris, Kansas. On the
internet Google search they appear as John and Jane BOSCO. They were part
of the Mormon Battalion that passed through, though John was not a soldier.
The couple was seeking safe passage to California. In the histories that I
found on the internet, it says that John and Jane died hours apart on the
29th and 28th of Aug 1846. A double grave was made for them on the west
side of the creek with stone walls 7'x10' around them and then filled in
with smaller stones. I was wondering if this grave has ever been located.
I would be most so appreciative of your help.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 19 July 2008
Buried in Swartz Cemetery, near Dwight, KS
My Great-Great-Great Grandmother,
Anna Mary (VOTLIN) SWARTZ, My Great-Great Grandparents, Martin and Jane (LILLICH)
SWARTZ, and my Great-Great Grandparents, Charles and Maria (SHEARS) CHINN,
(as well as many, many more peripheral relatives/ancestors).
1) Is it known where the exact location of the SWARTZ homestead was? Jane
SWARTZ was said to have died in July (6), 1898, and Martin SWARTZ continued
to live there for a time before selling the homestead. He died in 1924 in
Oregon, so he would have sold his homestead between around 1900-1920.
2) Martin SWARTZ deeded/donated 3
acres of his homestead land for the SWARTZ Cemetery, and SWARTZ School
around November 21, 1896...what has finally happened to the SWARTZ School?
Is the building still intact? The last reference I can find about it says
something like "The school was still standing in the 1960's, but was moved
to private farmland from it's original location"...?
3) Are there any known SWARTZ's
living in the Morris County area that are descended from these same
Great-Great Grandparents of mine? If so, how could I go about finding
Thanks for your help in answering any/all of my questions
that you can.
(email@example.com) 8 July 2008
I'm looking for all info on my Uncle Elmo Leroy STONE
(brother Leonard) who married Grace Ella STAGE. His father Leonard James
STONE who married Soule Viola Augusta ALBRO.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 3 July 2008
I'm trying to locate information regarding
two things. First, I know that my Grandfather and Grandmother, George M.
LUCAS and Velma M. PARRISH were married in Morris county around 1912 or 13.
I would like to know if there is a Marriage license or application on file.
(I have a copy of their Marriage certificate). Secondly, Velma lived in Lone
Elm prior to their marriage, and I think there is a strong representation of
PARRISH in Morris county. Is there a list of PARRISH's buried in Morris
county? Additionally, what, if any, other LUCAS families lived in the county
during the early part of the 20th century?
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