Friday, April 18, 2014

John Michael Kingsley.

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John Michael Kingsley.

Birth: Feb. 26, 1824, Wurtemberg, Germany.
Death: Apr. 29, 1899, Howard, Elk County, Kansas.

Wife: Emma Florence Baker Kingsley (1854 - 1933).

Children: Alice Kingsley (1877 - 1881), William David Kingsley (1878 - 1951), John Ralph Kingsley (1882 - 1951).

Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Elk County, Kansas.

Mr. Kingsley came to Elk county in 1871 and settled in section 27 of Howard Township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Lima, Kansas, which was a half mile south of the farm.  After Mr. Kingsley died in 1899, his wife took over the running of the farm as her children were to young.

The post office in lima closed in 1887 and some time before 1903, the town was completely gone.  After the  post office closed they had to go to Howard, Kansas, which was round 5 or 6 miles south west from the farm.

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