January - December 2003
Mims Mattair January 30, 2003
I'm trying to find information on a man named William
Hutchinson, KS in the late 19th cent. He married my
great-grandmother, Laura Moran REID and brought her (and two
step-daughters) to live with the family in Hutchinson. They had
one child, Maude. They divorced toward the end of the 19th cent.
My fathers name is
Wilber Bruno RANDLES, he was born Jan. 17, 1928 in Hutchison. His
parents were Roy and Helen RANDLES. Helens' father was Christian or
Christopher Salisbury. He lived in western Kansas until sometime around
1920 when he move to Hutchison. He died around 1938. I am unable
to find any info on him...if you have any leads I would appreciate it. Thanks,
MILLER, DRUMMOND, McCOSKRIE
Miller February 6, 2003
I am trying to find any info on the
MILLER, DRUMMOND, or McCOSKRIE families in Reno County. Myrta
McCOSKRIE was married to George F MILLER. They
had three children, Glen, Helen and Jack. We understand that George may have died around 1919 as Mryta
shows up in the 1920 census as being head of household with Jack and
Helen at home. She later married S. E. (miles?) DRUMMOND. I
haven't been able to find anything on George.
Rich February 8, 2003
I am trying to find information on the surname of
information that I have is as follows Clayborn Huff JEFFERS, born
Jan 22 1841, MT. Union, Tenn. Married July 7, 1884 to Anna
Elizabeth Jenkins in Turon, Reno Kansas. It looks as though they
had 5 children 4 of which were born in Turon, Ks. Thomas JEFFERS Nov. 13, 1892, Ida Jeffers, Oct 15, 1887, John Jeffers Mar 12, 1889 and
Ada JEFFERS, unsure of her birth.
Any added information would be appreciated.
Dennis Roll February 17, 2003
ADAMS, Jim. Looking for a birth date or any info on this
family. He was born to James Val Adams and Letha (Hurst) ADAMS in l919 or 1920, likely
at Hutchinson, KS. His sister Jane ADAMS was born at Hutchinson on Oct. 22, 1922. Jane married a James F. Temple in 1943. Any help appreciated
Darin Scott Rohrer
February 18, 2003
I am looking for birth,
marriage and death record for Oscar F. ROHRER. He was born in
Hutchinson, KS and lived there until entering the service during WWII.
His brother, Harry ROHRER my grandfather, remained in Hutchinson
until his death a couple of years ago. Any help locating any
information on Oscar ROHRER would be appreciated. email me. Thanks
BARR, LENIGER, WATSON, CREE
Shirley Chandler Taylor
February 21, 2003
I would very much appreciate if you would share any
photos of our above-listed family relatives who lived in Reno County, Kansas
in the 1870's and 1880's. I have the dates and location of the marriages
of Icia Icionia Sears and Alonzo Watson but not a copy of the ORIGINAL
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, and I'm currently trying to locate Alonzo Watson's Death
Certificate or information ABOUT WHAT HE DIED FROM in 1878-1881 possibly in
Nickerson, Kansas. We would like to find a copy of the ORIGINAL MARRIAGE
CERTIFICATE of John L. Leniger and Icia Iciona Sears Watson Leniger's as we
know the dates and location. Lillie Watson, daughter of Icia and Alonzo Watson
was born 1878-1881 possibly near Nickerson, Kansas but we need an exact date
and County. Ethel Leniger Barr was Icia and John Leniger's daughter who we
don't have exact dates or location of her birth but possibly was in Navina, OK
but she moved near possibly Nickerson, Kansas and is deceased but we don't
know where she's buried. The Cree family is related to Icia Iciona Sears
but we haven't been able to establish if Icia's Sister married a Cree or how
Icia was related to the Cree family.
Valerie Anderson Regina
February 26. 2003
information you can find on the following family would be greatly
appreciated. I am not certain that all my information is accurate.
Descendants of Washington H. Thomas
Generation No. 1
was born December 04, 1832 in Pennsylvania, United States, and died
September 28, 1918 in Kansas, United States. He married ADELINE
December 31, 1868 in Peotone, Illinois, United States5,6,
daughter of THOMAS
She was born August 09, 1852 in Leverington Commons, Cambridgeshire,
England7,8, and died December 08, 1921 in Kansas,
More About WASHINGTON
Occupation: 1910, Farmer
Notes for ADELINE
1880 Reno County, KS, Loda Towmship, Page 534A:
Washington Thomas, age 47, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey,
mother born Pennsylvania, Farmer
Adeline Thomas age 27, born England, parents born England, wife
Elisabeth Thomas age 9 born KS
Lily Thomas age 7 born KS
Ida Thomas age 3 born KS
Eva Thomas age 1 born KS
1910 Reno County, KS, Loda Township, Page 226A:
Washington Thomas, age 77, born PA, father born PA, mother born NJ,
marriage #1, married 41 years, Farming, General Farm
Adaline Thomas, wife, age 57, marriage #1, married 41 years, 9
children born, 5 living, born England, parents born England
Daniel Thomas, son, age 25 born KS
Fred Barger, age 12, grandson born KY (father born KY, mother born
More About ADELINE
Residence 1.: 1880, Loda Township, Reno County, Kansas, United States
Residence 2.: 1921, Arlington, Kansas, United States
Children of WASHINGTON
i. MARY MATILDY2
b. December 24, 1869, Illinois, United States.
ii. HARRIET ELIZABETH THOMAS13,14,
b. March 08, 1871, Kansas, United States; m. NELSON REED WHITE,
1892; b. September 21, 1861, New York, United States; d. August 04,
1932, Florida, United States.
iii. LILY MAY THOMAS15,16,
b. May 23, 1873, Kansas, United States; d. 1950; m. C. B. JERAULD,
February 21, 1892.
iv. GEORGIE WAGNER THOMAS17,18,
b. March 01, 1875, Kansas, United States18; d.
1876, Kansas, United States.
v. IDA JANE THOMAS19,20,
b. April 08, 1877, Reno County, Kansas, United States20;
d. March 14, 1900; m. THOMAS BARGER, March 24, 1896.
vi. EVA ADALINE THOMAS21,22,
b. May 05, 1879, Reno County, Kansas, United States; m. (1) THOMAS
MCCONNELL; m. (2) ERNEST JOHNSON.
vii. LYDIA CATHERINE THOMAS23,24,
b. April 06, 1881, Reno County, Kansas, United States; d. January
27, 1959; m. FRANK L. LARRANCE, January 08, 1899; b. Abt. 1877,
Iowa, United States.
Notes for FRANK L. LARRANCE:
Believe the Frank listed below at age 3 will become the husband
LARRANCE/LAWRENCE family. I think this Frank must be the son of
Isaac LARRANCE (see census below - Isaac was originally from
Vermilion Co. IL) Frank's mother died when he was young, and his
father remarried. The family also moved around a good bit between
IL, IA and KS.
1880 Washington twp.,Greene,IA 13-99-8-23 #43/43
Isaac Lawrence 36 IL carpenter IL TN TN
Lyda 35 IA wife keep house IA OH IA
Holly 11 IA son school
Charles 9 IA son school
William 6 IA son school
Frank 3 IA son
Laura 1 IA dau
1910 Reno,KS 61-146-46
Isaac Larrence 64 IL living alone
viii. DANIEL HUNTER THOMAS, b. October 15, 1884, Reno County,
Kansas, United States; d. October 04, 1918.
ix. OWEN DECATOR THOMAS, b. September 19, 1887, Reno County,
Kansas, United States; d. August 22, 1913.
x. HESTER THOMAS, b. March 24, 1890, Reno County, Kansas, United
States; d. March 28, 1890, Reno County, Kansas, United States.
Generation No. 2
was born September 19, 1887 in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and
died August 22, 1913. He married PEARL
March 25, 1909.
Child of OWEN
i. GILBERT DANIEL3
THOMAS, b. December 24, 1910, Norwich, Kansas, United States.
March 9, 2003
I am looking for
Andrew Jackson HICKMAN that might be buried in Turon, Kansas
Parker March 16, 2003
I am trying to find
information on my husbands grandmother, Bertha Mae SEAMAN. Born
January 16, 1890. Born in Nickerson, Reno County, KS. She was married in Fairview, OK on
January 17, 1906 to Albert Vernon Parker. Can you help us out?
MERRIFIELD, RUDDICK, JOHNSON, COOPER, KORTE, KENNEDY
Jack L. Green March 26, 2003
Looking for information on Charles H. WHEELER. Born 18 Dec 1869
married 19 Dec 1893 in Nickerson, Reno Co., to Fannie May JOHNSON,
(Widow of Roland William MERRIFIELD) Charles died 11 Sep 1934 and Fannie
died 18 Apr 1951. Both are buried in Hutchinson. Charles was the son of
John O. WHEELER and Mary RUDDICK. Charles and Fannie had two children:
Ralph O. WHEELER and Mabel W. WHEELER.
Ralph married Laura ??.
Mabel (11 Jul 1896-27 Aug 1987)married John L. COOPER (29 Jun 1886-30
Mabel and John had one son, Jack L. COOPER (14 Sep 1930-19 Jul 1989)
Jack married Joy E. KORTE (7 Dec 1936-15 Feb 1989)
Jack and Joy had one son, Jerry Lee COOPER.
I am a descendant of Fannie May JOHNSON and her first husband, Roland
William MERRIFIELD. I would like to hear from descendants of my
Also looking for information on Gertie KENNEDY. A marriage license was
issued to her and Lewis E. MERRIFIELD on 19 Jun 1912 in Reno Co.
Neeley March 28, 2003
information on Jeremiah RHODES b. 1825 IL and wife Annie b. 1825 Nova Scotia,
they were in 1880 census Clay Twp, Reno Co., 1880. They had a son
William not listed on census, and four daughters, Olive, Alice, Lillie and
Nellis J. who was 10 in 1880. When did Jeremiah died and where buried? Who
Zola Riffe May 3, 2003
searching for Joseph ROBERTS, deceased after 1940 and his wife Lola Gertrude
Runyon ROBERTS b. May 1863 d. May 1970.
In early years they lived in Pratt Co but I can find no record of them there.
I remember my Mother talking about Hutchison KS
Can anyone give any help or suggestions? Thank you,
May 13, 2003
MORRIS, John married to Wilkins, Rosie. Lived 30+ years in Reno
County-Hutchinson. Died 1952, 1968 respectively. Looking for funeral home
information. Possibly handled by Johnson and Sons or Elliot. Hope to go
backwards based on death certificate info. Also info on contacting 2nd
Baptist Church of which both were members. thanks
May 19, 2003
am trying to locate the descendents of a Herman FRIESEN
that died in Feb of
Hutchinson, Reno county, Kansas. trying to find out if Katharina WINTER FRIESEN is indeed his mom, I keep running into another Herman
FRIESEN born the same
day that has a mom named Katherine Janzen/Jantzen married to John
Friesen. any help appreciated in locating this Herman
was born Dec 1867 in Frank, Saratov, Russia. She married John Friesen
1890 in Marion Co, KS. He was born Jul 1867 in Russia.
of Katharina Winter and John Friesen are:
22 i. Sarah3
Friesen, born Mar 1882 in Marion Co, KS.
23 ii. Katharina Friesen, born Jul 1890 in Marion Co, KS.
24 iii. Maria Friesen, born Sep 1892 in Marion Co, KS.
25 iv. Aganetha Friesen, born Jan 1894 in Marion Co, KS.
26 v. Herman Friesen, born Nov 28, 1895 in Marion Co, KS;
died Feb 1986 in Hutchinson, Reno, KS.
May 23, 2003
I have a greatparent who died in the Reno County area in 1892.
Her name was Maria WILLIAMS. She died in 1892 and it has been suggested she
was interred in the Turon Cemetery. 20 year later her son was buried next to
her, Felix Stiles O'Flyng. He died 30 April 1912. He was a doctor in the
area including Kingman. How may I go about finding their burial site in the
Turon or close by cemetery? Is there is list of doctors during the 1900 time
Thank you in advance for any help one may bring me.
May 24, 2003
Manuel Benton Bush worked his way west
from Salem, IN to Turon Kansas where he met and married the daughter of
James and Amanda Winsor. They lived in an around the Turon area buried two
little sons in the Glendale Cemerty because of diptheria in January 1896.
Their daughter Neva Etta Bush voren Feb 9, 1890 survived.
Lawrance born in July 1896 Nevada Bell born 1897, Luella May born Nov 6,
1901 near Wellington, KS Loretta Sella 1903 and Francis Floyd Bush born
1905 before the left the Turon KS area and settled in Colorado before the
birth of Talbert Russell and Leatha Wauneta. Their daughter Neva Etna married Lester
Kanslitzer at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS son of John Lewis and Sarah Jane
Albright Kanzleiter and Lester Jr was born in KS before they
moved with the Bush family to Colorado. Lillian Etta was born in
Weld Co., CO before Lester and Neva moved to Tacoma, Pierce Co. WA and the
daughter Bessie was born.
James and Amanda his second
wife lived and farmed by Turon and Sylvia KS. He was buried close to
Touron KS in 1908 The children by his first wife were; Margaret, George
Russel, David, Lydia, John, & Emily. Amanda's first child
Catherine Elisabeth was born Aug 15, 1873 at Pittsburgh, PA and married
Manuel Benton 'Bentz' Bush. She had a sister Jennie M. Lock,
brothers William, Wesley, and John Winsor some whom remained around Turon,
Sylvia, and St. John area and I would love to hear from any decendants.
& Carole Krejci May 26, 2003
Trying to find infor on Samuel H
and Elizabeth DAVIS who came to Turon (Reno) Kansas about 1884. In
1887 Samuel died and is buried at the Neola Cemetery. Would like to
find a death record, obituary, anything about Samuel. He was in the
Civil war in North Carolina. Later moved with the Jonathan DAVIS family to Greencastle Indiana. From there came to Kansas.
June 24, 2003
I am looking for information
concerning the Eastside Cemetery which is in Reno County, Kansas.
My great great grandmother's brother in law is
buried there but I see no references anywhere.
Has this cemetery changed it's name and if so,
what is the name of the cemetery and how to I contact the see if my great
great grandmother's sister is buried there.
Their names were Mary and Henry
"Harry" VENN and Henry passed away on 4/20/1903 and Mary
passed away on 4/11/1899.
July 9, 2003
searching for records of great and great-great grandparents. These
people moved from Onondaga County, NY to Hutchison, KS (or nearby)
where they bought farms in 1884 or 1885. The first family is James
G. and Eliza H.
BUSSING who would have been 57 and 51 years old
respectively in 1884. The second family would be Frederick K. and
Marion (or Minnie) C.
BUSSING and their 1 year old son Woodrow. They
would have been 31 years old in 1884. I believe Eliza H. died in or
around Reno County, KS in 1890 but the rest of these two families
moved to Dewey County, OK during one of the land runs in 1898. I am
specifically interested in James G.
BUSSING and any land or probate
records he may have contracted during their time in Kansas. I would
like to know who the parents were of James.
Dorothy Hinkey September 11, 2003
I am looking for information about Margaret
FICKES and Albert Franklin SMITH who lived in Hutchinson in
the 1930's. Margaret's mother, Mary Jane Greeson
FICKES died at her
daughter's home in Hutchinson in 1935, and was buried in Taborville
Cemetery in Taborville, St. Clair, Missouri with her husband James
and two of her small sons. Any obituaries? or other information about this
family? Pictures? Thanks,
Dennis Yaggy Jr. September 15, 2003
I am looking for any and all YAGGY's that lived in Reno
county. I am trying to up date a family tree. Any help would be greatly
September 17, 2003
I am searching for
information about Joseph SHECKLES, last know living in
Hutchinson, Reno Co., Kansas, in December 1891, when he applied
for his Civil War pension. I believe he was single?, and in ill
health (rheumatism and heart disease) and unable to work.
Witnesses for his pension application were F. S. Mitchell and
Aaron O. Davis. I am interested in census info for 1900,
possible cemetery records, or any other records available.
Melanie Brown November 14, 2003
I am looking for James
McLANE and wife
Mary J. They were on 1880 Census. Westminster TWP, Reno, Kansas.
Children were Fergus, Abigail, George, Georgeanna, Alvina,
and James T.
James T. was born in March 1880 in Kansas, Alvina 1879 in
Kansas. Other children born in IL.
Thank you for any help.
November 21, 2003
I am looking for information on SMITH, Marion moved to
RENO County from Beaver OK. He was an abstractor for the H. N. Lawson Co,
he had six children: Margaret, Marion Jr, Dorothy, Virginia, Jack and
He died in 1953. I do not know his wife's name. I am looking for any
on him or his family. Thanks
I am searching for any information about Walter and Addie
RICHARDSON. They were from Iowa and moved to Hutchinson, Kansas and
remained there until their deaths. They owned a grocery store. I would
appreciate any information you can find. Thanks,
Gene Hooley December 31, 2003
Want information on Carson H. and Ann Demoret WRAY
family? who resided in Hutchinson, Kansas late 1800's to 1920.
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