Labette County









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I am looking for descendants of Scott and Clara Taylor who lived most of their adult life in Oswego, Labette County.  They had sons Ray, Wayne, and Merle.  I have access to a family Bible with records and old family photos, some in tin-type.  The owners of this Bible want it to be returned to its family.  It was left in a house that a friend bought.
If anyone knows descendants of these people, please contact me.

Claire McDonald


Looking for someone who can do a marriage lookup.  Or if anyone has any information on the Hamilton Shoate from Tenn.     Please email me if you are interested or can give me a contact in Labette County for lookups, Thank you Sharon Wilson


I'm looking for information on my great grandmother and grandfather My grandmother was Florence Ali Ewers married to George Ewers I think she died Jan. 1886 and is buried in Chetopa Cemetery. Would appreciate any information you could find for me, her father, mother where she was born. Etc. The same goes for my Gr. Grandfather. Also any information you might have on my Grandfather George Briggle. 

Beulah Clapper

I came across your website in my search for Acridge family genealogical information. My dad was Charles Edward Acridge, born 1878, son of William Robert and Lucinda Acridge. 
The Acridge family home for over a century has been Edna. I'd like to flesh out the family history as best I can. Any help? 
Chuck Acridge 
Fortuna CA 


I am looking for Merry Jane Ball or any family or friends of her or her family. At the time of February 1969 she was a resident of Salina. This is in regards to an adoption that was finalized in Labette County on or about April 1969.  If any one has any information I would dearly love to know.

Liz Cozad

Looking for the family of Joseph Ross married to Mary Jane (last name unknown) they had a daughter Sarah Alice Ross born Nov 21, 1861 in Parsons, Kansas and died Sep 1, 1942/43 In Wichita. Sarah married Andrew Jackson Stutsman in 1879. Wanting more information on the Ross family
Thank you.
Jerry Jackson
Jerry and Sheryl Jackson
Wichita, Kansas
home e-mail 
office e-mail


I am looking for my great-great grandfather George Washington Willis and his wife Mary J. who lived in Labette County after 1870. He was born in Kentucky about 1806-08 and she was born in Kentucky about 1829.

Jane Marlow Willis

I am seeking to confirm the death of John S Karr (or Carr) on 27 September 1879 in Parsons, Labette County, KS.  I was provided this date by another researcher and I have been unable to confirm that it is correct.  My information indicates that his wife was Maria or Mariah, and children may have been William, John Hamilton, James Warren, Phoebe, Thomas Benton, and Charles. I would appreciate any assistance in acquiring proof of Karrís death in Labette County.   


My father was born in Edna (?) Kansas in 1875.  His father was Peter Zealand Goodwin and mother was Phoebe Robertson (or Robinson) Goodwin.  They came to the area from Kentucky, probably between 1873 and 1875.  His mother died when Daddy was born and Peter did remarry. I would be interested in any information you have.   Family included Eli, Florence, Sally, Eliza, Fanny, and America.  It's been a while since I've looked at any of this, so don't remember everyone.



I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Lemuel Thomas Dazey born 28 Nov 1874 in Oswego, Labette, Kansas, I think. His parents were William Wallace Dazey, b. 9 Jul 1847 and Ellen Lucy Dazey, b. 6 Feb 1856. I am working on a Mayflower application and therefore am looking for proof of Lemuel's birth. I have seen him listed as Oswego and Richland, Labette, Kansas. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. 
Joretta Heath


Looking for relatives of Herman Miller.  In 1939, Herman was living in Mound Valley, Kansas (Labette County).  This is noted in his brotherís, Fred C. Miller, obituary.  Fred, Herman, Henry, John, William, Charles and Minnie were the children of Charles and Marie (Boettcher) Miller.  Charles (aka Carl Mueller) and Marie were born in Trept am Tollenz Prussia Strausberg Germany.  Herman was born about 1868 in Chicago.  Fred C. was born in 1866.  Their family moved to Dieterich, Effingham County, IL in 1871 from Chicago.  I am the granddaughter of Fred C. and Anna (Kolkmeier) Miller.  Would appreciate hearing from a relative.

 Lois Goodrich


Looking for information regarding the birthplace of George Franklin Bates, b. 1869 d. 1937 buried in Chetopa, Labette County KS,  also lived in Manhatten, Riley Co. KS.
Mr. Bates was married to Bertha A. Day, b. 1878 d. 1951, buried in Chetopa, Labette County KS.  She was born in Diamond Bluff, Pierce County WI 



I am looking for Karl Houseweart, Mary Houseweart,and there son, Mark. I know all three are deceased. Karl & Mary were from McCune, KS and  I am not sure where Mark was when he died. I think Maine. Can you help me with there birthdates and date of death.

Jean Hall


Judy Maxwell

I am looking for the cemetery, graves or information of when my 3rd Great Grandfather Jacob H. Beatty and his wife Mary E. Beatty died.  They came to Labette County in the Osage Township in 1869 according to the Biographical Sketches of Osage Township that I found.  The last Census I found them on was 1885 still living in Labette County, Osage Township, so they died between 1885 - 1895.   Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Ohio, Illinois then to Kansas and was in the Civil War for a brief time. 

I am also interested in his son Fremont L. Beatty & wife Lillie they may be buried near Cherryvale.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Floyd Kolander

John Williams & Frank Butler (cousins) arrived by train in Parsons, Ka. from New York City in March 1882.  Williams supposedly settled in Labette County while
Butler moved on to Dodge City.  Would appreciate any vital statistics or general information.



Lois Goodrich

The following is an update:  Through obtaining a death certificate from the State of Kansas, I have found out that Herman W. L. Miller  was born June 27, 1884 and died February 9, 1952.  He is buried in the Mound Valley Cemetery.  He was married Emma Lude and they had 2 daughters, Bernice and Cornelia.  Herman also had a brother, Charles A., who died in Kansas before 1940.


Edward G. Allan 
I am researching my family, the Allan family who came from Scotland to the US in 1827. Margaret Allan who died in 1903 left items to John Torrence of Chetopa Labette County Kansas. I believe that the Torrence family is directly related to the Allan family, and I would like to make contact with anyone who has information on the Torrence or Allan families. Any help / posting you can help me with would be most appreciated.


Betty Waite Myers

Looking for information on Orin White and his children.

Orin White was born in Jennings Co., IN and moved to Fayette Co., IL.  He was in the Civil War, Co. F, 14th IL cavalry.  He was married twice: Sarah Melissa White and Martha Louella White.  His children were William, Nancy, Richard, Mary, Sarah.  Orin White is buried in Fly Creek Cemetery, Neoshia Twp.  His nieces, Pernina Jane, Gerneva Ellen and Lillie Parks were known to be living in Chetopa, Kansas in 1878 and probably with the White family. The Parks sisters father, Amos Parks, was killed in the Civil War and their mother, Martha Jane White Parks, died shortly after Lillie Parks birth.  I would like any information on the Orin White family and the Parks sisters.  Pernina Jane Parks and Gerneva Parks returned to Illinois but have no information on what happened to Lillie Parks.  I don't know if she married or died at a young age while in Chetopa, Kansas.


Kansas State Hospital for Epileptics

My great grandmother Myrtle "Fender" Rector was a patient at the State hospital for Eppileptics in the late 1910's to early 1920's. She was a patient when she died, it is believed that she died in 1923 / 24.

I do know that she was buried in one of the cemeteries in Parsons, Kansas. Does anyone know which cemetery the patients were buried in?

Please feel free to contact me at

Carmel Wise


I'm looking for my 4th greatgrandparents William  and Malinda Crane they are listed on the 1880 c as living in the area. I am looking for their death dates. He was born 1804 in Maryland and had come from Sangmon IL any info would help.

Eric Curry


Researching HATCHER. According to 1917 WWI Registration, Jess L. Hatcher, was 25 years old and working as a farm hand. Jess had two brothers, John H. & Claude Hatcher. Jess (or Jessie) was born June 21, 1892, in Higginsville, Lafayette Co., Missouri. He was the son of Joseph A. Hatcher & Clara V. "Clade" Canterbury. John H. Hatcher was born c. 1890 and was living with his brother Jess in the 1930 census. I'm not certain if Claude lived into adulthood, but he was born c. 1893. All were probably born in Higginsville. Their parents died when the boys were quite young and were placed in the Women's Christian Association Orphan's Home in KC, MO, c. 1900. Jessie L. Hatcher married Delta May LNU in either Labette or Neosho Counties, KS. They had at least one son, Daniel W., who was born in about 1925. I would appreciate any leads on these Hatcher siblings and/or descendants.

Diane Carter


Burnett (Charles Jabez)  wife Susan  Caroline Jackson  resided in Parsons in early 1900ís. Would be willing to provide information on the Burnett/Jackson family.


I'm looking for information on the Cyrus W. SHY family. He lived in LabetteCounty from abt 1880 to 1925. I need info on family births, marriages, deaths, wills, deeds, burial places, etc.

Lanny Crawley


I am trying to get information on a Charley Perkins. The one I am referring to lived in Tonganoxie Kansas in the 50's and  was a WW2 veteran. I found a Charley Perkins inducted in Labette County, Altamont, on 6/18/43. Do you have any way to know if this is the same man?

I have just discovered that my great-great-grandfather, John Mitchell, appears to have had a second family that none of his descendants were aware of.  He appears on the 1885 Neosho, Labette, Kansas state census with a woman over thirty years his junior (her initial are H. A.)  A 2-year-old boy, with initials R.E., are also listed with the family.  The clue that seriously leads me to think that this is "my" John Mitchell, is the fact that John Pue (correct spelling is Pugh) appears with the family, as he did in the 1875 and 1880 censuses.  We have yet to find a marriage certificate for the couple, or an obituary for John.  We DO know that he died in April of 1890 and is buried beside his first wife, Mary Pugh, in the Fowler Cemetery in Neosho County, Kansas, near Erie.  Any ideas, anyone?  Thanks for your help.

Connie Collett


Looking for information about my father's family. He was Arthur Capper Anderson, born 1917. Father Charles, mother Vivian or Vivien. I know he was born in Labette County. Wondering if there were reservation lands there during that time. Supposedly, Charles S. (?) Anderson is buried there in the area. Thank you,



Looking for any info on Susan ( Hunt ) Cooper after 1885. She was married to Newberry Cooper.1885 census, they were in Prairie View Township, post office Altamont. In 1893 Newberry remarried in Ohio. 1900 census lost in fire. When did she die and cemetery. Newberry was my wife's great grandfather and trying to put together her family history. Newberry moved all over the country. Thanks for any help. 


Sarah A Robards was on the 1900 census with her children,  Husband was deceased but I do not know his first name.  I am trying to find it.   

Terry Robards

Last known residence of William Welsh LAIR was with his daughter, Ida K (LAIR) WILLIAMS and her husband G.W. (George Washington) WILLIAMS, 1920 Census in Parson City, Labette County, Kansas.  In the household was a child named Jimmie BOND listed as a lodger, age 2 11/12.  All were born in Kansas except, William Welsh LAIR who was born June 5, 1853 Macoupin County, Illinois. 
Am seeking any information regarding any of these people: William Welsh LAIR born June 5, 1853 Macoupin County, Illinois George Washington WILLIAMS born 1879 Kansas Ida K. (LAIR) WILLIAMS born June 1885 Kansas (prob. Clay Center, Clay Co.) Jimmie BOND born about 1917 Kansas.
Linda R.F. Arnold
I am looking for an obituary or other information for an Irene Long, born August 10, 1904, died July 1, 1993 (spouse Buford), and is buried in the North Edna cemetery.  An obit or any other information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much. 

Judy Baalman



I'm doing research on the Kinison line.... Kennison - Kinnison - Kenison among some other spellings.....
I have some information built up about my Kinison family and I hope that you may point me in the right direction - were I might find some old death records - obituaries - cemeteries for Labette County. I know that my following grandparents died in Labette County. These folks were dirt poor, but were proud, hardy and close knit. They may have settled in Kansas in the mid 1850's. The earliest record I found in Kansas was 1857 in Doniphan County Kansas. They settled in Walton twp, Labette in the early 1870's the earliest record I found was 1875. Than in Osage twp, Labette from 1880 and from there on.
Charles C Kinison born abt 1830 in Illinois, died in Labette County sometime within the 1895 and 1900 - not sure exactly when. I have 15 records about Charles, including that he was a civil war veteran with the 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry, Company G. He was wounded early in the war and received a pension. Charles' wife Eliza (Hill) Kinison abt 1828 of Ohio, died in Labette County sometime within the 1885 and 1895 - not sure exactly when. I have 7 records about Eliza, including marriage, a 1850 census which list her parents and brothers and sisters and records which show that one of Eliza's brothers James Hill (single) and one of her sisters Eleanor Hill (single) stayed with the Kinison families for many years.
Charles parents where Samuel R Kinison born abt 1800 in Kentucky, died in Labette County sometime within the 1875 and 1880 - not sure exactly when. I have 12 records.
And Lucinda P (Crume) Kinison born abt 1804 in Kentucky, died in Doniphan County or Labette County sometime within the 1870 and 1875 - not sure exactly when. I have 12 records.
I appreciate any help you may lead me to, many thanks,


Looking for any information on Lucinda Plummer wife of John Plummer who died in Mound Valley Ks. in 1876. Lucinda was last living with her daughter Amanda A Plummer Meyer (Myers) in 1895 in Mound Valley. Lucinda's maiden name was Sutton and she and John were married in 1837 in Kosciusko county Indiana. I also have genealogy on Plummers for DAR or SAR. If anyone has an old family bible or news account of her death which I presume was in Labette county I would appreciate the information.

Don Bush


I am Edward C. Wines whose paternal grandfather Aron (Aaron) Wines was listed in the 1875 Kansas census as being in Labette County.  He is listed as being 23 years old (which is accurate) and married to Marie Wines, age 19.  A Fanny (??) age 17 is also listed as being in the household.  (Marie is what I read as being the correct name of his wife although the penmanship in the census record is not real clear).

From other sources, I believe that Aaron was employed by the MK&T Railway at the time he lived in Labette County.

Since Aaron is listed in the 1880 US Census as living in another Kansas County and married to Anna B. Shaw-Wines, I would be interested in finding out if
Marie died or divorced Aaron sometime between 1875 and the dare of Mar 19, 1978  when according to family records and also obituary records Ann B. Shaw married
Aaron Wines.

Any information that would help would be appreciated.

My email address and telephone number is listed below.
Tel. 423-238-0008
Ooltewah, TN  37363



I am looking any information about Daniel Bright Woods, who died 14 Sept 1879 in Parson, Kansas, Daniel was married to Susan Tisdale in New York. Daniel and Susan had a son Arlington Tinsdale Woods.  Arlington married Hattie Bell Gregg on the 29 Nov 1882. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



On another site, I found a query from a Mary Colvin, posted in 2002, listing her as a person who would do research at the Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons.  She also had posted a request for information regarding the family of Edward Dixon.  I have quite a lot of information on that family; Edward Dixon was my great-grandmother's brother.  Unfortunately, Mary Colvin's e-mail, as well as that of a person who seemed to be a backup contact, were inactive.  Could you put me in touch with them or someone who might help me locate whomever was and is interested in Dixon family history?
Thank you,
Kirkland, WA


Searching for my great great grandmothers parents. I have an idea but still a few questions. Mary Ann Shoemaker died on March 24, 1922 at the home of her son Emmett Shoemaker. She died in Chetopa, Kansas but was buried next to her husband in Lockwood Mo. Since there is no one I know of the family left .I want to complete this side of my family. My grandmother was Lula Shoemaker, Emmett's sister, and my dad her only son was killed in the line of duty when I was 5 so discussions about that side of the family were null. So anyway if you have an idea for this question I would appreciate it.



 I am interested in  SINCLAIR, Fred C. b. Feb 1885 the son of Alexander SINCLAIR and Rhoda HUFFMAN) an inmate of the State Hospital at Parsons City. He is listed on the 1910 census.  Any information on his death or reason for being there would be most helpful.

Dorothy A. Sargent


In 1910 Aloise and Martin Decker, from Coffey county took a trip back home to Blodelsheim, Alsace, France to visit family. Both men and
another brother Xavier came to America in 1872-82. A sister Mary Kerbs also came over and settled in Shelby Co. Indiana.

On their trip back to America in 1910 the Decker brothers brought two nephews with them.  One boy was their sister Theresa's son whose last name was Biehler. The other was their sister Rose's son whose name was Joe Diebold.  He stayed in America and settled in Parsons Kansas.  I found a Joseph Diebold (dob 17-Jun-85) listed on the 1917-18 alien list.  I am sure this is our relative. Also saw a Joe and Robert Diebold registered in the WWII conflict.(Sons?) Joseph kept contact with his uncles and he and his wife attend Martin's funeral in 1942 at Burlington KS.

I am searching for any information I can find on the Joseph Diebold family.



Hi Kathy, I'm looking for information on the parents of the brothers Stanton Orlando Dobbins and Rexford Willis Dobbins. Rexford was born in 1895. The Kansas State Census Collection 1855-1915 has him born in Labette. I know from oral history that Rexford and Stanton lived in Coffeyville.  Their mother's name maybe Mary. I have no other information on them and haven't been able to find the surname on the county indices.
Cynthia Nielsen
Daughter of Reecie Rexford Dobbins Nielsen
Daughter of
Stanton Orlando Dobbins


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