Sunday, August 31, 2014

John W. Calhonn.

John W. Calhonn.

Birth: 1877, Missouri.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Elizabeth "Bessie" Powers Calhonn, Born Colorado.

Children: Elma and Lawrence Calhonn.

Burial: Unknown.

In 1903, he was living in Kingman county in the township of Dale, in the town of New Murdock, Kansas,  He was a Dealer in Farm Implements, Hardware, Pumps and Harness, Paints, Glass, Guns and Ammunition.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

John A. L. Williams.

JOHN A. L. WILLIAMS, M. D., druggist, is a native of Indiana, and was born in Indianapolis, December 23, 1843. During the Rebellion he served over three years in the Third Indiana Cavalry, participating in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and passing through the Atlanta campaign. Was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. His medical education he principally received in the Indianapolis Medical College. In 1871 he came to Butler County, Kansas., locating at Brownlow, where he practiced medicine for a time, removing from there to Cowley County. In 1875, he became a resident of Douglass, where he has since been in the drug trade in connection with his practice. Was married in Kansas to Miss Levonia Mercer. They have one son, Charlie B.

Civil War Veteran.

Enlisted August 1, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana; age 21; 45th., regiment, Company G., Cavalry unit 3rd.; mustered out at camp Crooks Georgia.

Jonas E. Foster.

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Jonas E Foster.

Birth: Nov. 24, 1861, Ohio.
Death: Jul. 30, 1950.

Wife: Sarah Alma Foster (1863 - 1943).

Children: Orpha A., Charles A., Fern L., and Jessie R. Foster.

Burial: Achilles Cemetery, Rawlins County, Kansas.

MR. Foster was a Farmer of a 160 acres.  He came to Kansas, and settled in section 12 of Arbor township of Rawlins county, Kansas. His post office address was Achilles, Kansas, which was 8 miles south east from the farm.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

George Miller.

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George Miller.

Birth: March 1849.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Maggie Miller
Married in 1876..

Children: Frank G., Mary E., Etta L., Ella G., Theresa A., Mamie J., and Clara E. Miller.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Miller came to Labette county, Kansas, in 1870, and settled in section 25, of Canada township, he was a Farmer.  His post office address was Liberty, Kansas.:

Monday, August 25, 2014

George W. Roberts.

GEORGE W. ROBERTS, farmer, P. O. Elk Falls, was born in Jackson County, Mich., in 1838, and was raised there. In 1861, enlisted in the Third Michigan Cavalry, serving four years and eight months; was Quartermaster Sergeant of Company E. After leaving the army, emigrated to Kansas, reaching Jefferson County in 1866, and was there three years. In May, 1869, came to Howard County and took a claim on Section 12, Ell Falls Township. In September, same year, took a claim on Section 34, same township; was one of the first in the township, and has a farm of 300 acres on Elk River, with about seventy acres of timber; has fenced 270 [original unclear %70] acres; has 220 in cultivation; has two orchards, 200 apple and 400 or 500 peach trees; has three dwelling houses, is raising stock and shipping; has served as Town Trustee five terms. He was married in 1871, in Howard County, to Miss Catherine Roberts. They have seven children - Walter, Ettie, Arthur, May, George W., Jr., Ralph W. and Roscoe C. He is a member of Rollins Post, No. 26, G. A. R., and of Meridian Lodge, No. 126, A., F. & A. M.

Mr. Roberts , was a Civil War Veteran.

Roberts, George W. (Veteran), Jackson County. Enlisted in company E,  Third Cavalry, as Sergeant, Aug. 30, 1861, at Jackson, for 3 years, age  23. Mustered Oct. 3. 1861. Re-enlisted as Quartermaster Sergeant,  Jan. 19, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 12, 1866.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

James W. Cox.

James W. Cox.

Birth: January 10, 1844, Illinois.
Death: February 17, 1913.

Wife Mary E. Cox ( 1846 - 1919 ).
Her maiden may have been ( Terpen ).

Children: Jennie Cox Broady ( 1868 - 1956 ).
May also had a son Zenner L. Cox.

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Blue Mound, Linn County, Kansas.

Mr. Cox was a Civil War Veteran.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: COX, JAMES W. Rank: Private. Company: C. Unit: 33 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: LEXINGTON, MCLEAN CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 10. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: HAZEL. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: MCLEAN CO, IL .

Service Record . Joined When: AUG 15, 1861. Joined Where: BLOOMINGTON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: AUG 22, 1861. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY OCT 17, 1862 AT ST LOUIS MO.

Friday, August 22, 2014

William Henry Haun

William Henry Haun.

Birth: Sep., 1855, Iowa.
Death: Apr., 1941.

Wife: Lela or Lelia Logan Haun (1862 - 1940).

Children: William George Haun (1893 - 1991), Dara F. Haun.

Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore, Hodgeman County, Kansas.

MR. Haun came to Barber County, Kansas, in 1898, and in time settled in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, where he was elected Sheriff.  He was Sheriff in 1905.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

William Kiff.

William Kiff.

Birth: 1862.
Death: 1926.

Wife: Margaret "Maggie" Kiff ( 1866 - 1956 ).

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas.

Mr. Kiff was Sheriff of Atchison, he lived in the jail House.  He was sheriff in 1900-1903, when he was elected is not known to this author..

Atchison Jail House Prisoners of 1900.

Fred D. Carpenter, Under Sheriff.

Their crime is unknown.
John Price, age 30, Kentucky, Day Laborer.
Wille Johnson, 37, Missouri, Day Laborer.
Joe Patterson, age 25, Missouri, Teamster.
Lewis Murphy, age 19, Ireland, Stone Cutter.
John Bohanan, age 40, Arkansas, Day Laborer.
Andrew J. Lewis, age 48, Iowa, Farmer.
Robert M. Quigley, age 30, Illinois, Couldn't read.
Lewis Moore, age 26, Mississippi, Waiter ( Hotel ).
John Schwien, age 50, Germany, Harness Maker.
John Blue, age 25, Kentucky, Porter ( Hotel ).
George W. Balsing, age 63, Pennsylvania, Stone Mason.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Park E. Keeney

Park E. Keeney.

Birth: Jun. 17, 1858, Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois.
Death: Dec. 26, 1909.

Parents: William E Keeney (1813 - 1886). Sarah A Skinner Keeney (1816 - 1889).

Wife: Clara M Pyle Keeney (1861 - 1923).
Married in 1880.

Children: Robert P. Keeney, Clarence William Keeney (1891 - 1930), Waite J., Eva M. Keeney.

Wait S. Keeney (1846 - 1912).
Oscar Mott Keeney (1849 - 1918).
Edward Judson Keeney (1849 - 1909).
Griffin Skinner Keeney (1850 - 1923).
William E Keeney (1853 - 1907).
Park E. Keeney (1858 - 1909).

Burial: Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas.

Authors note. Lived in Garnett, Kansas, was City Marshal in 1900, when he was elected is unknown to this author.

Charles L. Barton.

Charles L. Barton.

Birth: August, 1846, New York.
Death: 1918, New York.

Wife: Eliza C. Quail Barton ( 1851 - 1928 ).
Married 1876.

Children Infant, birth and death unknown, buried in same grave.

Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Stockholm Center, St. Lawrence County, New York.

Mr. Barton came to Kansas, and settled in Butler County, Kansas, in Little Walnut township in 1884.  He would settle in the town of Leon, Kansas, where he was a Dealer in General Merchandise, he was also Mayor of Leon, Kansas, in 1905, he would move back to New York, where he died.

Monday, August 18, 2014

John B. Cassidy.

John .B. Cassidy.

Birth: Nov. 15, 1851, New York.
Death: Jan. 13, 1910.

Wife: Alice Rebecca Robinson Cassidy (1855 - 1925, b., Pennsylvania

Married 1879.).

Children: Nina John Cassidy Sticher.

Burial: Alma City Cemetery, Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.

Mayor John B. Cassidy, of Alma, Kansas..
Mr. J. B. Cassidy, who keeps the dandy grocery store in the middle of the block, holds the enviable distinction of being the only Irishman in town. The claims of the real-estate man who seeks to deprive Mr. Cassidy of half this honor are not taken seriously by the grocer.

Mr. Cassidy is one of the early settlers of Alma, having come before the railroad. By hard work and thrift he has accumulated considerable means. He is now serving his second term as Mayor of Alma. The fact that the Deutschers have twice united to elect the only Irishman in the town to the highest office in the gift of its citizens proves that "there is nothing too good for the Irish."


Friday, August 15, 2014

William Willington Mettler

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William Willington Mettler

Birth: Jun. 24, 1848.
Death: Jun. 20, 1909.

Parents: Robert Campbell Mettler (1823 - 1900), Lucy Mildred Bruce Mettler (1827 - 1850)

Wife: Samantha Ann Hill Mettler (1851 - 1908).

Children: Charles Mettler (1871 - 1920). Lucy Mildred Mettler Wallace (1872 - 1941). John Robert Mettler (1876 - 1958). William Ora Mettler (1882 - 1948).

Burial: Atwood Fairview Cemetery, Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas.

Marshal Mettler & Wife.
Mr. Bettler, was a farmer and Stock Raiser and had settled in Rawlins county, Kansas, in section 3 of Atwood township.  His post office address was Atwood, Kansas, which was 2 miles south west from the farm.  One of his sons was also a farmer.  Another son Charles "Charley" F. Mettler was the City Marshal of Atwood, Kansas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

John W. Pugh.

John W. Pugh.

Birth: March 22, 1852.
Death: March 3, 1926.

Wife: Elizabeth "Libbie" Corfman Pugh, ( 1854 - 1939 ).
Married June 6, 1877.

children: Lawrence, Bessie and Minnie Griffith Pugh.

Burial: Downs Cemetery, Downs, Osborne County, Kansas.

Mr. Pugh first settled in Norton County, in the town of Norton, Kansas.  Later he settled in Osborne County, Kansas, in the township of Ross, in the town of Downs, Kansas.  In Downs he was in Real Estate Collections.  HE was also a dealer in Sewing Machines, Bicycles, Pianos, Organs and Musical Merchandise..

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

John Dwight Brown

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John Dwight Brown.

Birth: Apr. 8, 1852.
Death: Mar. 8, 1924, Attica, Harper County, Kansas.

Wife: Ursula Heldstab Brown (1858 - 1925).

Children: George Warren Brown (1881 - 1959). Darline Brown Blair (1884 - 1946). Anna U Brown Moyers (1886 - 1973). Kate A Brown Hostetler (1888 - 1971). Celia Brown Hancock (1890 - 1964).

Burial: Attica Cemetery, Attica, Harper County, Kansas.

Mr. Brown came to Harper County, Kansas, in 1880 and settled in section 18, of Lawn township. He was a Farmer and Veterinary on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Attica, Kansas, which was 6 miles south east from the farm.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Dobson.

John Dobson.

Birth: Nov. 16, 1857.
Death: Dec. 25, 1908.

Wife: Cora S. Dobson.

Children: Ruth Dobson Boyan (1890 - 1931), Martha J., ( 1879- ? )

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa, Barber County, Kansas.

Mr. Dobson came to Kansas in 1884, and settled in the township of Kiowa, and settled in the town of Kiowa, Kansas, In 1900 he was a Bartender, in 1905 was in the business of Fancy & Staple Groceries.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Morris Major Cohen

Morris Major Cohen

Birth: Sep. 22, 1845.
Death: Jul. 30, 1880, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Birth Place: Graetz, Posen, Prussia,

Father Name: Louis Tobias Cohen.
Mother Name: Ricken Quartermayster.

Cane to Bourbon county in 1866.

Elected Mayor of Fort Scott in 1878, also a Clothier.

Burial: Pine Lawn Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

John Shelby Price.

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John Shelby Price was born at Kenton, Ohio, April 4th, 1874. He came to Meade County in the spring of 1887. He was married to Susan Winnifred Bonham, August 19th, 1907. To this union
two children were born, Frances Evlyn, now aged 6, and Shelby Winfred, aged 2. With the exception of four years during which time he was sheriff of Meade County, Mr. Price has been engaged in the live- stock business.  Died in 1928.

Susan Winnifred Bonham was born in Hardin County, Ohio, April 27th, 1876. She came to Meade County with her parents in 1885, where she resided until her death, March 6th, 1914. She was elected Register of Deeds in 1900, and served two terms.

Burials Graceland Cemetery. Meade, Meade county, Kansas.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

David Franklyn Clayton.

David Franklyn Clayton.

Birth: Oct. 6, 1851, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio.
Death: Dec. 6, 1927, Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.

Wife: Martha A. Carroll Clayton (1852 - 1912).

Burial: Alma City Cemetery, Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.

Mr. Clayton Home, 1901.
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Was born in Sidney, Shelby county, Ohio, October 6, 1851. In 1875, went to Illinois  On September 15, 1872, .was united in marriage to Miss Martha Carroll. Came to Kansas in 1887, locating at Alma, where he has since resided. Mr. Clayton is serving his ninth term as township trustee and his fifth term as a member of the city council of Alma excellent proof as to the degree of confidence reposed in him as a public official.

Author.  In 1901 he was listed as Under-Sheriff, and 1902 was Deputy Sheriff.

Detson Olean Chessmore.

Detson Olean Chessmore.

Birth: Mar. 12, 1869, Iowa.
Death: Nov. 12, 1949, Los Angeles County, California.

Parents: David Asahel Chessmore (1842 - 1923). Sarah Ann Bates Chessmore (1846 - 1922),

Wife: Anna Belle Stevens Chessmore (1876 - 1966).

Children: Earl, Claude, Murrie, Mable, Eva Chessmore.


Vernon A Chessmore (1867 - 1932).
Detson Olean Chessmore (1869 - 1949).
Mary Luella Chessmore Cheever (1871 - 1944).
Edith L. Chessmore McKnight (1875 - 1969).

Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

Mr. Chessmore lived in the township  of Atwood, of Rawlins County, Kansas, lived in the town of Atwood, Kansas,.  Came to the county in 1882.  In 1906, he was Sheriff of Atwood, Kansas.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Seth William 'Bill' Beach.

Seth William 'Bill' Beach.

Birth; November, 1869, Iowa.
Death; 1951.

Wife; Grace Beach.

Children: Seth C., Benjamin and Bernice Beach.

Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County Kansas.

Author. Was elected Sheriff of Chase County in 1899, was still Sheriff in 1901.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Howard B. Morse.

HOWARD B. MORSE, was born in Bath, Me., September 4, 1849, and two years later removed with his parents to Boston, Mass. He was educated in the public schools of that city, and was afterwards engaged in mercantile business there. Resided there until the spring of 1879, when he came to Kansas and entered the employ of the A., T. & S. F. R. R. Co. as timekeeper at Emporia. In November, 1882, he was appointed fuel agent of that road at Emporia, which position he now holds in addition to that of timekeeper. He has built for his own use one of the finest residences in the southwestern division of the city. He is a member of the City School Board, a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church of Emporia, a member of Emporia Lodge, No. 12, A., F. & A. M., and a member of the Roxbury Lodge, K. of H. He married Miss Carrie C. Curtis, of Boston, September 20, 1871, and they have four children - Alice A., Carrie M., John H., and Evelina.

Author:  born to Jane Hersom and Alvah Morse.

Married Carolyn "carrie" C. Curtis Morse.:

Mr.  Morse came to Lyon county in 1882, was mayor of Emporia, Kansas in 1901.

Died February 17, 1933.  Buried Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Charles D. Masters.

Charles D. Masters.

Birth: June, 1860, Indiana.
Death: 1930.

First Wife: Sarah E. Masters, b., Indiana, ( 1858-? )
Married in 1882.

Children: Roy b., 1890, Walter M. b, 1892, Allie b1882, Mable G. Masters b., 1888.,

Second wife: Ella S. Hoover Masters, b., Indiana, ( 1858-1928 ).

Children: Non listed.

Burial: Halstead Cemetery, Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas.

Mr. Masters was elected Sheriff of Harvey County, Kansas, in 1900.  He held the office till 1905, while holding office he lived in Newton, Kansas.

Newton, is in the township of Newton, in Harvey County.  Some time between 1905 and 1910 he moved to Halstead, Kansas, where he would spend the rest of his life.  Halstead, Kansas, is also in Harvey County.