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Old Queries 1996-97

Queries 1996-97 Atkins, Boyd, Buck, Elliot, Fitzsimons, Franke, Gillispie, Guy, Hayward, Hines, Hughes, Jeffries, Mackey, McAfoos, Meek, Moot, Morgan, Munyon, Patterson, Petty, Reed, Rutter, Ryan, Sink, Sneed, Sonday, Sowers, Spriggs, Swinton, Switzer, Wheaton, Wilmarth

Beth Gatewood Fri Dec 6 1996
info on James Fessler & William Nelson WILMARTH sons of John Morris & Mary Lucetta (BUCK) Wilmarth. WIlliam/James married sister Alice Mae/Rosa Belle SWITZER daughters of John & Mary (RUTTER) Switzer. They had lived in the Thomas/Rawlins area in the early 1900's.

Beth Gatewood Fri Dec 6 1996
info on Eudoras & Luella (SWITZER) ATKINS, parents of Roy Alden Atkins born Colby, Thomas, KS 12 Aug 1890

Robert Meek Fri Jan 24 1997
I'm looking for information on my gr grandfather Richard Edward MEEK. He and his wife Amma (HUGHES) came to Thomas Co, KS in 1886 from Fulton Co., Illinois to farm possibly between Colby and Levant. Amma's sister and brother-in-law Richard ELLIOT and MARTHA (HUGHES) had come the year before, 1885. Richard & family then moved to Republic Co, KS in 1899 and then to Osage Co, KS in 1910. Richard died in 1914. Children were Arley, Frank, John, Birdie, Goldie, Clarence, Harry, and Dollie. I would like to know where there farm was and why they left.

Brett Champlin Thu Jan 30 1997
Looking for information on the McAFOOS surname. Particularly, the family of Hugh Albert McAffos and Sarah Doras Sink who moved to Thomas County c. 1880-90. One known son - Clarence Everett, b. 8/31/1890-Thomas Co. KS, d. 2/21/1970-Hoxie, KS; buried Rexford, KS, m. Edna PATTERSON. Would appreciate any information on any McAfoos family and relatives.

Johnita P. Malone Fri Jan 31 1997
Would like to correspond with descendants of Frank Alexander REED, b. 7 May 1868, Mahaska Co., IA., d. 21 Nov 1915, Thomas Co., KS., m. Louisa M. MORGAN, b. 30 Jul 1873, d. 27 Dec 1927. Their children were Rosie Ann, Cinda Ellen, Amanda Jane, Sarah Elizabeth, James Lewis, Frank Alexander, Jr., Grace Edith, Hattie Louisa, Wilbur Everett, and Floyd A. Frank Alexander REED lived in Harlan Co., NE, Box Butte Co., NE., Decatur Co., KS., and Thomas Co., KS.

Carrol A. (Petty) Pope Sun Feb 9 1997
I am searching for info on surnames of PETTY, RYAN, BOYD, MUNYON, & SWINTON in Thomas County, Kansas. I am researching my father side of the family. Surnames of PETTY, RYAN, SWINTON, MUNYON, & BOYD in Thomas county, Kansas. Gerald Dee PETTY, b. 28 July 1928; m. Charlene Elinore LUND Wyman PETTY, b. 12 Nov 1895; m. Gladys Ferne RYAN Charles PETTY, b. 9 Jan 1858; m. Myrta SWINTON; James Alexander PETTY, b. 5 May 1827; m. Nancy BOYD James Bradford PETTY, b. 10 Mar 1804; m. Selinda BARLETT?

Gary M. Haas Sun Feb 23 1997
Information on surnames Moot and/or Spriggs from Thomas County, Ks. Probably late 1800's in area.

Bud Gillispie Mon Feb 17 1997
I am interested in getting information on the Gillispie family in Thomas County Kansas. I have specified Roy Hayes Gillispie, John Hayes Gillispie and Marie Mildred Gillispie and am requesting specific data as indicated below. Any assistance you can provide in this search will be appreciated.

Sharon Rogers Mon Feb 17 1997
I am researching Milton Jerome GUY from Bloomington In, who migrated to Colby, Thomas County, KS around 1880-90. He had five sons, my grandfather, Harrison GUY. I believe that Melissa GUY is buried in or near Colby, KS in a town called Gem, KS. Any information on this family, please send to me.

Sharon Rogers Mon Feb 17 1997
Looking for information on Leroy JEFFRIES m. to Susan Ida Rice JEFFRIES. Moved to Colby Thomas County, KS around 1900 from Salt Water Township, MO. I have little information on this amily. I know two deceased children are buried there, their coffins where shipped into the area from MO. Please send me any information on file.

Connie Fitzsimons Putnam Thu Mar 20 1997
I am researching my great grandfather's family FITZSIMONS. George Fitzsimons was born June 1858 in Wisconsin and married Agnes WARD who was born June 1864 in PA. They were married in about August 1881, perhaps in Nebraska where their first child Lula was born 1882/3. Their next three sons were born in Kansas: Frank E March 30, 1886, Orrin Willard on 30 November 188_ in Rexford, Kansas, Thomas County, and Raymond E on May 4, 1892 in Kansas. Their third son Walter George was born June 29, 1901 in California. George Fitzsimons was a surveyor according to the family, but had a peach farm near Fresno California. I would like to know if he had a farm during the time the family lived in Kansas. Or if there are any records of their life in Kansas. Agnes was said to be an activist in the church and for women's rights. Of course, I would love to find out their parents names so that I can follow up on them. Any information is greatly appreciated, and I would of course exchange more details if desired.

Leslie Ferguson Thu Apr 10 1997
I'm researching ancestors of my husband's: Mackeys and Haywards from Colby in Thomas Co. KS. Joseph Henry Hayward (born 1875) married Eva Elizabet Mackey(born June 14, 1892). They had 6 children: William, Arthur, Joseph Wayne, Viola (born in Kanorado), Ione, and George. Any info, help, or advise greatly appreciated! Thank you. Leslie (in Oregon)

James W. Rogers Wed Apr 30 1997
Charles O. WHEATON (born April 18, 1834, New Berlin, NY Died 4/17/1906 Salina, KS) married to Charlotte Adelia Hayes WHEATON (born January 2, 1849 died November 23, 1929, Colby, KS) moved near Brookville, Saline County, KS in 1873. They had seven children:
Libbie (b. 1/20/1870 Chenago County, NY) married Joseph AGNEW date unknown
Charles Jr. (b, 1/22/1872 Chenago County, NY d. 7/7/1872)
Nancy (b. 8/23/1873 Saline County, KS d. 9/15/1873)
George (b. 6/6/1875 Bridgeport, KS d. 6/25/1949, Colby, KS) married Anna Elizabeth ARNOLD, Brookville, KS, 09/11/1901.
Adelbert (b. 6/6/1879, Saline Cty, KS, d. 6/30/26, Brookville) married Mary Josie ELIAS, date unknown.
Violet Addie (b, 1/26/1884, Saline Cty d 11/26/1899 Brookville)
Mabel (b. 8/23/1885, Saline County, KS d. 08/25/1885)
I would appreciate some information on Charles O. Wheaton's parents. I have heard his mother's name is Nancy and I do not know his father's name. If you have any information write to me. Thank you.

Jack Hines Fri Jun 1997
Looking for information on the HINES surname. Specifically, the ancestory of Wallace Logan Hines who was a resident of Thomas County Kansas for most of his life until his death in 1955. One known brother, Chester Hines, also resided in Thomas County. Any information provided would be sincerely appreciated.

Robert R Sneed Sat Jul 5 1997
Clarence Richard Sneed, Everett Sneed.

C.A.N. Tue Sep 23 1997
I have found on census forms that ancestors of mine lived in Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas. I would like to know if there is someone that does research in cemeteries around the area. The surname is very unusual.....SONDAY

Emil Fred Rekich Tue Dec 09 1997
Address: 641 Nolan Ave., Glendale Heights, IL. 60139-2911
I am seeking any information on Hermann Franke. The paper trail that I have found is as follows.

1. From Vol# 30 of "Germans to America" page 203. He arrived with his family and it is listed as follows.
Franke, Friedrich 48 M Miller Occupation
Friedericka 47 F Unk
Max 18 M Miller Occupation
Ida 9 F child
Hermann 4 M child

They arrived at the port of Baltimore, MD on 18 August 1873 on the North German Lloyd vessel Baltimore from Bremen, Germany.

2. He is next found in the 19 June 1880 Federal census for Thomas Co. Kansas Twp 10 Range 31.
Franke Frederick W M 55 Farmer
Fredericke W F 54 Wife
Ida W F 17 Daughter
Herman W M 11 Son

3. He is next found in a Kansas state census in March 1885 in the township of Thomas as follows. His sister Ida has left the farm and gotten married to Henry W. Ottken in 1884.
Frank Frederick 60 M W Farmer
Frederike 59 F W Housekeeper
Harrison(sp) 17 M W Farmer

4. He is last found in the March 1895 Kansas state census for Thomas County the twp of Randall. Post office Oakley enumerated by W.S. Keeling
Franke Frederick 70 M W
Francis(sp) 69 F W
Herman 27 M W

His father Frederick Franke died on 8 Dec. 1895 and in the 1900 Federal census his mother Fredericke is living with the Henry Ottken family in Solomon twp Sheridan County Kansas. His mother Fredericke Franke died on 20 Dec. 1906. His sister Ida died on 10 June 1933. They are all buried in the Oakley, Logan County Kansas cemetery. Here the paper trail of Hermann Franke ends.

I am a grandson of Hermann's brother Robert Max Franke and am researching the Franke family history. If you can supply any information pertaining to Hermann Franke please contact me.

Karen Zach Thu Dec 11 1997
I would like to correspond with descendents of my great, great, great grandfather, Lewis SOWERS b.18 May 1818 Rowan Co NC; d. 10 Jan 1897 Colby, Kansas buried Beulah Cemetery. Some of his children (especially interested in Eva Catherine and husband James Knox Polk SOWERS, but GLADLY love to correspond with any of his children's family. Please contact your cousin [me].

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