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These are the 2006 Queries.
I'm looking for information on Lettie Frances Isaacs, born August 23 1888 somewhere in Kansas, and died November 19, 1933 in Cross County, Arkansas. She married Julian Oscar Cordray November 7, 1904 in Anthony, Kansas. Since she would have been 16, I assume her family lived in Harper County somewhere. These are my great-grandparents and have been very elusive so far. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Roy Milner
These are the 2007 Queries.I am looking for two separate and unrelated families who lived in Harper County, Kansas.Evarts/Everetts, Frank (Francis) born about 1860 in OH moved to Harper County about 1895, married Doris born 1874 in OH and their children: Ralph b. 1896 and Dorothy born 1906 in Kansas. I am interested in the cemetery they are buried in and their obituaries, if possible.The second is Frank O. Browning born in IL in 1879, married Nellie mnu, born in 1883, place unk. They had no children. Frank died in 1951 in Harper Co. The 1930 census says in Banner, Harper Co., Ks. I do not know the date of death of Nellie. I would like to know where they are buried and to see if they have obituaries. They had no children.Thank you very much for any help you might be able to give me.............Dorothy
The surname I'm looking for in Harper Co. is Powell. His name is Frank and lived there in 1921. My name is Brenda Gaskill. Thank you.
I am inquiring about the Close Family. They were residents of Harper KS according to the 1900 Census. The family at that time consisted of: Frank M Close, Parthena J Close, Ira Close, Paulina Close, Babie Close. There is an Ira Dose (Close) mentioned in the 1910 Census but not the parents. I would like very much to learn any thing I can. The Ira Close (as listed in the 1900 census) is my grandfather. Thank you for any available information. Sharon Goyette
I'm searching for a BUCKLES family listed in the 1885 KS census in Anthony, Harper Co. The father of the family is Aaron who seems to disappear before 1900 census. Thanks, Marilyn Brown
I am looking for my grandmother her name was Ethel Derrick Cary married to Arthur Cary. They had 5 children. She died April\May 1957. Appreciate any help. Laura Johnson
I am researching the BEAL surname. I am specifically looking for information on Thomas B. and Mary Jennie Gibson Beal, who lived at Silver Creek, Harper County according to the 1880 census. Mary Jennie appears in the 1900 census remarried to Edward Lewis, with a son Otis Lee Beal.Otis Lee is my grandfather -- I have no information except a birth date of 1883 and birthplace of Kansas.Any help would be terrific! Linda Beal
These are the 2008 Queries.Do you have the Wilson Rizley (Risley) family listed for the late 1880s and 1890s, or James Daniel Putman family near Attica. They migrated there from Kanopolis in Ellsworth, KS when Wilson Rizley received his bonus for serving in the Union Army in the Civil War. Thank you. Mary HefleyI am trying to find out information about my dad, Wallace Slightom. He was adopted. but before he was, his name was Wallace Evens Walters . His real mom's name was Blanch Walters. My dad was born in Wichita, KS; his birth date was April 26, 1922. My aunt's name is Virginia Lee or Lea Slightom; her parents were Ernest and Novellia Slightom . Please help me find out information about my aunt. She is buried in Anthony KS. Could you please send me a list of the cemeteries in Anthony? Carolyn PierceLooking for families connected to Edwin Granville Courtney and my fathers parents, Granville Calvin Courtney of Wichita, KS. His parents may had been Wiley Calvin Courtney m; Mary Creel ? of OK. Granville had m:. Bertha Alice or Elis(a) Fuller [sister was Mary (Fuller)Mc Ke(e)ver of Danville, KS, and daughters of Edward Hall Fuller & Ida Alice Winslow Store keeper in Eldorado, KS resided in Wichita, KS. Granville & Bertha had four children in KS, she later m: George Scott and moved to CA. Had four other children. Surnames of interest;, Courtney, Fuller, Winslow, Nicolson, Creel. All in midwest area during the mid. 1900's Joy MortonThese are the 2009 Queries
I am the granddaughter of Walker F. and Blanche Moore. I would like any information you might have about them or their land which was located 7 miles S. of Anthony. The land is now owned by Dick Moore.
Janice (Moore) Hill.
Looking for information related to John/Jan Roztocil or Rostocil. Census records place him in Harper County in 1880 and 1885. Born in Bohemia 14 June 1854.Dick Pollard
I would be interested in contacting anyone with the last name, Browning. My Grandmothers family moved from Harper in late 1899 to Centralia Washington.I have a couple photos of the family taken by Burgener who had a shop in Harper.Thanks, Gary Troxel, 11471 Earle Dr., Mount Vernon, Wa. 98273, 360 575 3440
These are the 2011 Queries.
I have been frustrated for a long time in trying to locate information on my gr. grandfather, who left his young family of a wife and two children about 1900 in Allegany County, New York and returned to Anthony, Harper, Kansas. He was listed in Anthony in 1880, farmhand, res. w/ Walter E. Treadwell Family. Have found him in census of 1895, 1900, 1910, 1915 and 1925, all in Anthony Harper,KS. In 1900 (Lara Davis) and 1910 listed as divorced? In 1910 he was a roomer residing with the Edwin Johnson family. Would appreciate any information, especially when he died and where he is buried. Zera Loren Davis, b. 16 July 1850, New York, s/o Loren Davis (1805-1857) and Betsy E Cooper (1813-1882). Thank you Harry L Miller, email@example.com.Jacki Murphy
These are 2013 Queries7/05/13My great grandmother Lola Elizabeth George(1893-1960) was born there in Anthony to Francis M and Ida Mae George(Guthrie) and her grandparents were Anthony residents also were William A. and Elizabeth C. George. Any information you can share on this family I would be most happy to hear about! ThankyouThis is a newspaper article about William A. George:Taken from Dec 14, 1906 Anthony Republican NewspaperWilliam A George, a well known pioneer resident of Anthony, treasurer of Anthony Lodge of Odd Fellows, a valued personal friend of the writer for 25 years, died suddenly of heart trouble Sunday evening while conversing with his daughter, Mrs. Cora Harvey, of Pond Creek OK, who, with her husband was here on a visit.Mr. George was born in Zanesville, Ohio, Monday, August 8, 1842; when twenty-one years of age he was married to Elizabeth Warren at Whitestown, Ind. who died in 1891. To them were born five children, all of whom are living, Mrs James C. Smith of Moline, Ill, Mrs Cora Harvey of Pond Creek, OK, Frank George of Bluff City, Ed George of Pond Creek, OK and Harry George of Fargo, OK. All of the children were present at the funeral.Mr George came to Anthony with the first settlers, proving up a farm a few miles southeast of town. July 14, 1900 he married Mrs. Mattie McIntosh who survives him and moved to Anthony, where he had since lived.For years he was the only plasterer in this part of the state and he worked at his trade all over southern Kansas. He was a skilled workman, a genial, active and industrious man, with a host of friends who sincerely mourn his death and who extend to the bereaved their heartfelt sympathy.Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. John R. Edwards preaching the sermon: interment in Forest Park Cemetery, where the last rites of his order, the Odd Fellows were rendered. A large crowd was present at the church and cemetery.
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