Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Charles Leonard Smith

Baxter Post Office taken 1915.
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Charles Leonard Smith. 

Birth: Feb. 29, 1868
Death: Mar. 1, 1942.

Parents: Samuel H. Smith=Laura E. Smith.

Wife: Estella Meed Smith (1867 - 1935).
Married 1889.

Children; James H., Charles E., Audrey T., Swannie E., Ruth M. Smith.

 Burial: Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas.

He lived in Chorokee, County Kansas, in the town of Baxter Springs.  He was the Editor and Proprietor of the "Baxter News", In 1916, he was Post Master.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Joseph Henderson Hannon.

Publish date 1905.
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Joseph Henderson Hannon. 

Birth: Aug. 5, 1847, Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina.
Death: Mar. 1, 1928, Leon, Butler County, Kansas.

Parents: Thomas Warren Hannon (1819 - 1882), Elizabeth Green Hannon (1821 - 1885).

Wife; Martha A Morgan Hannon (1845 - 1914).
Married 1871.

Children: Elford W Hannon (1871 - 1952), John Lindsey Hannon (1876 - 1955), Bengiman H Hannon (1888 - 1889).

Siblings: William Adolphus Hannon (1845 - 1915). Joseph Henderson Hannon (1847 - 1928) John Crawford Hannon (1849 - 1928). Samuel E Hannon (1852 - 1885). Elizabeth Ann Hannon Seed (1855 - 1915). Doctor Balus Hannon (1856 - 1917). Henry Walker Hannon (1858 - 1935).

Burial: Leon Cemetery, Leon, Butler County, Kansas.

Mr Hannon came to Butler County, Kansas in 1884. He settled in section 21 of Little Walnut township in the town of Leon, Kansas.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, he had a small amount of acreage at the south end of town.

The Eureka Herald, Samuel G. Mead.

Eureka Herald News Paper building.
Taken in 1877.
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Birth: 1835.
Death: 1915.

Wife: Kate M. Mead, ( 1842-1922.)
Married 1870.

Children: Non found.

Burial: McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas.

S. G. MEAD, editor of the McPherson Republican, was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., March 25, 1835. He learned most of the details applying to a newspaper in the City of New York, before pursuing an accademc (sic) and a collegiate course at the New Britain and Yale institutions. At the latter college he pursued a special course under the guidance of the faculty, graduated in 1855, then taught school and engaged in various occupations, mostly of an educational character, in Connecticut and New York.

From New York City he came west to Liberty, Ind., and after teaching school for a time he formed a newspaper partnership in the publication of the Herald, under the firm name of Stivers & Mead. This was in 1866. In June, 1868, Mr. Mead came to Kansas and settled in Greenwood County, where he engaged in the publication of the Eureka Herald. In 1878, he sold out his interest in the paper, and in December, 1879, as stated, he came to McPherson and commenced the publication of the Republican. Mr. Mead held many offices of a public nature, being Superintendent of Public Instruction in Indiana, before coming to Kansas, but he is best known as an editor and a publisher, facts connected with his public life are not recorded.

George Richmond Holman.

George Richmond Holman. 

Birth: Mar. 6, 1876, Tennessee.
Death: Oct. 7, 1943.

Parents: George W. Holman (1844 - 1901), Catharine E. Barbie Holman (1845 - 1912).

Wife's: Della M Bond Holman (1877 - 1906).
Married 1898.

Eva Lee Holman (1883 - 1960). Children: Ardin R Holman (1906 - 1906).

Sibling: Anna Lydia Holman Colvin (1872 - 1965), George Richmond Holman (1876 - 1943).

Burial: Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas.

In 1903 he was living in Greenwood County, Kansas in the township of Eureka in the town of Eureka, Kansas.  There he was the Proprietor of a Livery and Freed Stable.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

John Samuel Goodrich.

John Samuel Goodrich.

Birth: Oct. 9, 1831, Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York.
Death: Feb. 3, 1918, Linn County, Kansas.

Parents: Jeremiah Goodrich, Sophronia Melandy Goodrich

Wife: Frances M Goode Goodrich (1845 - 1929).

Children: in 1900, they had two living children, but names where not found.

Grandsons: Carl Alonzo Goodrich, John S. Bearly, Glenn Bearly, Floyd Bearly, Carl Sabine.

Married January 1, 1870..

Burial: Goodrich Cemetery, Goodrich, Linn County, Kansas.

Mr. Goodrich came to Linn county , Kansas and settled in Liberty Township in the town of Parker, Kansas, he was a Farmer.  Later moved to Goodrich, Kansas, where he was the Proprietor of the Liberty Feed and Sale Stable.  He was also a Civil War Veteran.

Kansas Sixth Cavalry, Co. E.

He was listed under Samuel Goodrich, Private; Residence Centerville; Enlisted January 2, 1862; Mustered in same; promoted to Corporal; Sergeant: Mustered out January 3, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.; ,

Friday, March 27, 2015

Joseph W. Cross.

J. W. Cross Home.
Publish date 1920.
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Joseph W. Cross.

Birth: 1872, Iowa.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Anna B. Ogle Cross

Children: George J., Almon D., and Pearl I. Cross.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Cross came to Lane County, Kansas, and settled in section 34, of Cheyenne Township, in 1909-1910.  He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land, which was in his and wife names. Their post office address was Healy Kansas, which was one mile south west from the farm.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

James L. Hainey.

Green, Kansas taken 1908.
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James L Hainey.

Birth: Feb. 25, 1854
Death: Nov. 30, 1931.

Parents: Jackson Williams Hainey (1827 - 1900) Nancy Jane Russell Hainey (1827 - 1918)

Elizabeth Furrow Hainey (1859 - 1882).

Children:  Omer L. Hainey (1880 - 1960). Agnes Loraine Hainey (1882 - 1882)

Ida Eudora McIntire Hainey (1862 - 1900).
Married June 7, 1890.

Children: Wirth Hainey (1893 - 1943). Gerldean Hainey (1899 - 1899).

Marion H Hainey (1880 - 1955).

Children: Russell M. Hainey (1904 - 1985). Dean Shumate Hainey (1905 - 1991).

Siblings: Mary Jane Hainey Weaver (1847 - 1931). George Russell Hainey (1850 - 1936) Margaret Ellen Hainey Spurrier (1851 - 1919). James L Hainey (1854 - 1931) Oliver Perry Hainey (1856 - 1923). Elvira Elizabeth Hainey Wilcox (1858 - 1931). Sarah Alice Hainey Spurrier (1861 - 1931). Emily Hainey Morton (1863 - 1938)/ Martha Frances Hainey Harner (1865 - 1950). Albert Hainey (1870 - 1950)'

Burial: Dallas Park Cemetery, Ridgway, Ouray County, Colorado.

Mr. Hainey Came to Clay County, Kansas in 1872 and settled in the Township of Highland, in the town of Green, Kansas.  There he was a Merchant and farmer.( 1900.)

John Emmett Stiles.

Publish date 1903.
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John Emmett Stiles. 

Birth: Dec. 27, 1849, Wells, Rutland County, Vermont.
Death: Sept. 30, 1928, Grenola, Elk County, Kansas.

Parents: Bacchus Huntington Stiles (1818 - 1866), Rhoda Pray Stiles (1819 - 1889.)

Wife: Mary Hannah Haigler Stiles (1852 - 1950.)

Children: William Frederick Stiles (1870 - 1949), Adelia A. Stiles Hines (1872 - 1894), Charles L. Stiles (1874 - 1964), Sarah Ann Stiles (1878 - 1964), John M. Stiles (1883 - 1962), Loyd Emmett Stiles (1886 - 1976.)

Siblings: Caroline M. Stiles (1840 - 1849), Fanny F. Stiles (1842 - 1854), Harmon C. Stiles (1846 - 1904), John Emmett Stiles (1849 - 1928), Charles F. Stiles (1852 - 1854.

Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Grenola, Elk County, Kansas.

Mr. Stiles came to Elk county, Kansas in 1871, he settled in section 34, of Greenfield Township.  He was a Farmer and Stock R
aiser on his 160, acres of land.  His post office address was Grenola, Kansas, which was five miles north-west from the farm.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Benjamin Bates.

Benjamin Bates. 

Birth: Sept. 2, 1842,
Death: Aug. 14, 1935.

Parents: Nancy Mianda Munson, Bates Adams (1813 - 1898.)

Wife: Caroline M Barnett Bates (1847 - 1942.)

Plublish date 1903.
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Children: Hugh Marion Bates (1882 - 1956), Edna M. Bates Flautt ( 1878-1940.)

Siblings: Jarred M. Bates (1832 - 1917), Zenas Bates (1833 - 1885), Louisa J Bates Laughlin (1839 - 1920), Benjamin Bates (1842 - 1935.)

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Niotaze, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

Mr.. Bates came to Chautauqua COunty Kansas in 1882 and settled in Little Caney Township.
He settled in the town of Niotaze, Kansas.  Its not stated what he did for a living.  However in 1903 Mrs. Bates was running the Hotel Niotaze.

Was a Civil War Veteran.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report 

Name BATES, BENJAMIN Rank PVT Company C Unit 41 IL US INF 

Personal Characteristics.   Residence CLINTON, DEWITT CO, IL Age 20 Height 5' 10 Hair LIGHT Eyes BLUE Complexion FAIR Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER Nativity MADISON CO, OH

Service Record.   Joined When AUG 5, 1861 Joined Where DECATUR, IL Joined By Whom JOHN CONKLIN Period 3 YRS Muster In AUG 5, 1861 Muster In Where DECATUR, IL Muster In By Whom Muster Out AUG 20, 1864 Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL Muster Out By Whom LT SUMNER Remarks WOUNDED AT FT DONELSON

Monday, March 23, 2015

John Dobson .

John Dobson.

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

Wife: Cora S. Dobson.

Married abt. 1890.

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

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

Mr. Dobson came to Barber County, Kansas in 1884, and settled in the Township of Kiowa in the town of Kiowa, Kansas.  He was a Dealer in Fancy and Staple Groceries.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

David W. Slimmer

David W. Slimmer.

Birth: 1854.
Death: Jul., 1925, Kansas.

Parents: Peter Slimmer and Susan Immell Slimmer.

Wife: Flora B McKenzie Slimmer (1860 - 1937).

Married September 5, 1883.

Children: Russel M., Floyd W. Slimmer (1896 - 1971.

Burial: Circleville Cemetery, Circleville, Jackson County, Kansas.

Mr. Slimmer lived in Jackson County, Kansas in the Township of Adrian, in the town of Adrian, Kansas.  He was a Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Medicines, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Joseph Lucas

JOSEPH LUCAS, merchant, was born in Jersey County, Ill., February 8, 1835, and was the third child born to Napoleon B. and Lydia Lucas. His paternal grandfather was twice Governor of Ohio, and the first Governor of the Territory of Iowa. His father was a farmer, and Joseph remained at home until he was twenty-three years old, attending the public schools until he was well advanced toward his majority, after which all his time was devoted to farm work.

In 1858 he started out for himself, going to Madison County, Ill., where he engaged in farming. While thus engaged the war broke out, and he enlisted for three months in Company F, Seventh Illinois Infantry. At the end of his term of service he re-enlisted for three years in Company G, Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry. His three-years' term of service expiring, he again re-enlisted, and served until September, 1865, when he was mustered out with his regiment at Paducah, Ky., after having served four years and six months.

He was present at, and took part in, the following engagements: Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Little Rock; was with the force that accompanied Gen. Sherman in his expedition into Alabama; also with Gen. Banks in his Red River expedition. He was engaged in the attack on Fort Darouche, the battles of Pleasant Hill, Tallahatchie, Franklin, Nashville, and several severe skirmishes. Upon his first re-enlistment he was appointed Third Sergeant; February 1, 1865, he was promoted to Orderly Sergeant; April 20, of the same year he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant, and in August, 1865, was appointed acting Adjutant of the regiment, which position he held when mustered out. Leaving the army he returned to Jersey County, Ill., where he resumed farming, and in 1868 moved to Kansas, settling in Jefferson County, locating on the quarter-section of land he purchased of the railroad company.

In 1877 he moved to Lawrence, Kan., where he became engaged in the hardware and implement business, in which he remained until April, 1878, when he sold out his business and became traveling agent for the McCormick Reaper Company. In December, 1879, he moved to Wakeeney, Trego County, where he is now engaged in the furniture business, and also that of boots and shoes. In October, 1881, he was appointed Sheriff of Trego County, to fill an unexpired term, and is now holding the position of Under Sheriff. In Jersey County, Ill., June 30, 1864, while at home on a veteran furlough, he was married to Miss Catherine Aulthouse, the issue of this marriage being Georgiana, born July 6, 1866, and died August 10, 1867; Elmer E., born May 19, 1868; William P., the survivor of twins, born February 3, 1870; Mary Alice, born January 3, 1872; Ross, born February 1, 1876, and died January 26, 1880; Albert M., born August 22, 1877, and Ethel May, born April 18, 1881.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jonas E Foster.

Publish date 1906.
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Jonas E Foster. 

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

Wife: Sarah Alma Foster (1863 - 1943).

Children: Charles A., Orpha A. Foster.

Burial: Achilles Cemetery, Rawlins County, Kansas.

Mr. Foster was a Farmer and owned 160 acres of land, post office address was Achilles, Kansas

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Benjamin Franklin Fishburn

Benjamin Franklin Fishburn

Birth: Jan. 21, 1841 Missouri,
Death: Jul. 29, 1909 Kansas.

Wife: Margaret Ellen Driver, ( 1839-1917.)

Children: Fred, George, Jacob, William, John, Carrie, Alice, Annie
They had ten children two I was unable to find.

Burial: Quaker Cemetery Elk City Montgomery County Kansas.

He was a Civil War Veteran.
Kansas sixth Cavalry, Co. K.

Benjamin F. Fishburn, Private; Enlisted and Mustered in March 12, 1862; Mustered out March 18, 1865, at De Vall's Bluff.,

Montana Soldiers Home, 1902.

Benjamin F. Fishburn, Service Kansas Sixth, Cavalry, Co. K; Private; Months of service 36; Nativity Missouri; Age 63; Pension $10., per month; Disability Hernia, Rheumatism; Admitted from Fergus Co.; Admitted September 25, 1902; Occupation Farmer.

Note.  All the homes records state he was single, either the records are in error or he was divorce? . .

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bauke Buikstra.

Farm of Bauke Buikstra.
Publish date 1908.
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Bauke Buikstra. 

Birth: Jan. 21, 1842.
Death: Apr. 6, 1926.

Wife: Gerritje ( Gerritage ) Koorneger Buikstra, ( 1840-1925.)

Children : Nun found.

Burial: Reformed Cemetery, Jewell County, Kansas.

Mr. Buikstra came to Jewell County, Kansas in 1872 and settled in section 23 of Erving Township.  He was a Farmer, with 160 acres of land which he added another 380 acres.  His post office address was Cawker City, Kansas, which was seven miles south west from the farm.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Henry F. Koelsch.

Henry F Koelsch.

Birth: 1846, Munich (M√ľnchen), Germany.
Death: Sept. 15, 1918, Ellinwood, Barton County, Kansas.

Wife: Mary Koelsch (1849 - 1948).

Children: Joseph, Mat, Kate, Margareth, Rosalia Koelsch Sommerhouse (1874 - 1940).

Burial: Lakin Comanche Cemetery, Ellinwood, Barton County, Kansas.

Mr. Koelsch came to Barton County, Kansas and settled in the Township of Lakin, in the town of Ellinwood, Kansas.  In Ellinwood he ran a Resident.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Richard Henry Clews.

Publish date 1907.
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Richard Henry Clews. 

Birth: Dec. 1866, Pennsylvania.
Death: Dec. 16, 1946.

Parents: John Clews, ( 1835-1911.),  Maria G. Clews, ( 1843-1924.)

Wife: Elizabeth Clews.

Married 1895.

Children: John H., William A., Ralph R. Sarah A., Catherine, Edna M., Frances L. Clews.

Burial: Hanston Cemetery, Hanston, Hodgeman County, Kansas.

Mr. Clews lived in Hodgeman County, Kansas.  He lived in Section 27 of Marena Township, where he was a Fa
rmer and Stock Raiser.  His post office address was Hanston, Kansas.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Milford E. Vaught.

Publish date 1906.
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Milford E. Vaught.

Birth: 1846, Kentucky.
Death: 1926.

Wife: Agnes D. Vaught, ( 1849-1837.)

Children: Lucien B. Vaught, ( 1884-1962.)

Burial:  Coats Cemetery, Coats, Pratt County Kansas.

Mr. Vaught came to Pratt County, Kansas in 1887, and settled in  section 11 of Grant township.  He was a Farmer on his 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Coats, kansas, which was one and a half miles south from the farm.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

John Notestine.

Burdett, Kansas, Maine Street taken 1912.
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John Notestine. 

Birth: 1847, Indiana.
Death: Sept. 20, 1926.

Wife: Caroline Notestine (1857 - 1935).

Married 1879.

Children: Robert Alonzo Notestine (1885 - 1969), Wayne J Notestine (1892 - 1978), Samuel E., Ernest, Della, Hallie Notestine..

Burial: Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett, Pawnee County, Kansas. Plot

Mr. Notestine lived in Pawnee county, Kansas in the Township of Brown's Grove, in the town of Burdett, Kansas.  There he was the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel and Livery.  Also was a
Real Estate Dealer.

Edson D. Wadsworth.

Publish date 1899.
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Edson D.Wadsworth.

Birth 1845, Massachusetts.
Death: March 2, 1934.

Wife: Hattie Wadsworth.

Married 1877.

Children: Frank, Francis, Edson Jr., Claude, Mary, Berta, Ada, Eleanor Wadsworth.

Burial: Valley Brook Cemetery, Michigan Valley, Osage County, Kansas.

Mr. Wadsworth, came to Osage county, Kansas, and settled in section 31, of Junction  Township.  He was a Stock Dealer, on his 171.37 acres of land.  His post office address was Michigan Valley, Kansas, which was about two miles south east of the farm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

William R. Cobb.

Publish date 1906.
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William R. Cobb. 

Birth: 1858.
Death: 1943.

Wife: Mary A. Cobb (1861 - 1938).

Children: Mary L. Cobb (1886 - 1887), Walter L. Cobb (1888 - 1905), Maude Coila Cobb Taves (1889 - 1981).

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas.

Mr. Cobb came to Kiowa County, Kansas in 1885 and settled in section 21, of Township 30S-Range 18W ( Center?), He was  a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 560 acres of land.  His post office address
was Greensburg, Kansas.

Peter A. Hartig

Peter A. Hartig.
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Peter Anton Hartig

Birth: Mar. 23, 1823.
Death: Jan. 22, 1902, Douglas County, Kansas.

Wife: Franciska Hartig.

Children: Lotho, Theresa, Emil G., Frank, Barbara, Loster, John, Thracie.

Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, Eudora, Douglas County, Kansas.

Mr. Hartig came to Douglas County, Kansas, from Illinois in 1857, He settled in Eudora township in the new town of Eudora, Kansas, which he was one of the founding fathers In Eudora he was a Undertaker and Cabinet maker..

Capt. Peter Hartig, an original townsman of Eudora in 1865, donated an acre of land for Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. It furnishes a last resting place for the doner, who was instantly killed by the Santa Fe California Flyer, less than 200 feet from his home, when he was crossing the tracks on his way up town to do some shopping. Mr. Hartig's hearing was impaired and he did not hear the danger whistles of the engineer nor the noise of the fast approaching train and before he could cross the track was struck by the engine and his body was hurled into the air at which it skidded 25 feet more through the snow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Archibald Carson.

Archibald Carson. 

Birth: 1843. Kentucky..
Death: 1925.

Wife: Joicy Carson (1848 - 1925).

Children: Oliver E. Charles L., Henry A., Dora P., Pauline D. Carson.

Burial: Twin Grove Cemetery, Severy, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Mr. Carson, came to Geenwood County, Kansas and settled in the township of Twin Groves, in the town of Severy Kansas.  In Severy he was the Proprietor of the Clyde Hotel.

Monday, March 9, 2015

John A. Sanders.

John A. Sanders.

Birth: 1853.
Death: 1920.

Wife: Emma Alice Sanders, ( 1857-1934.)

Married: 1875

Children: Lawrence E., Elmer, Malinda E., Jessie R., Clarence H. Sanders.

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Harvey County, Kansas...

Mr. Sanders came to Harvey County, Kansas, from Pennsylvania in 1857.  He settled in section 22 of Burrton township.  He was a farmer on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Burrton City, Kansas, which was about two and a half miles south west from the farm.
He had a business in Burrton City, as well as the proprietor  of the Livery and Feed and Sale Stable.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

William Allmon.

Publish date 1-02.
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William Allmon. 

Birth: Mar. 8, 1845.
Death: Jun. 18, 1923.

Wife; Dulcie M McColley Allmon (1846 - 1922).

Children: Edwin Mack Allmon (1872 - 1945), Carrie Nan Allmon Tedstrom (1878 - 1955).

Burial: Mound Valley Cemetery, Mound Valley, Labette County, Kansas.

Mr. Allmon came to Labette County, Kansas, and settled in section 22 of Mound Valley township.  He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Cherryvale, Kansas, which was 6 miles west from the farm.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

William H. Markle.

William H. Markle..

Birth: 1868.
Death: 1842

Wife: Stella Yeager Markle.

Children: Clair William, George G., Helen G. Markle Gould.

Burial: Mernorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Mr. Markle came to Reno County, Kansas, and settled in the township of Sylvia, in the town of Sylvia City, Kansas.  He was a Dealer of Confectionery, Tobacco, Cigars and Summer Drinks.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lafe Budd Breese

Lafe Budd Breese.

Birth: Mar. 1, 1856, Mount Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio.
Death: Mar. 6, 1942, Elmdale, Chase County, Kansas.

 son of Edwin L. and Harriet Talmage Breese.

 Wife's: Lena E. Toland Breese (1876 - 1949), Clara Katherine Bailey Breese (1862 - 1918).

Married Clara K. abt. 1885.

Children: Julia M. Breese.

 Burial: Elmdale Cemetery, Elmdale, Chase County, Kansas.

Mr. Breese came to Chase County, Kansas and settled in Diamond Creek Township.  Lived in the town of Elmdale, Kansas.  There he was a Dealer in General Merchandise, was also a Druggist and a Pharmacist.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cyrus D. Slocun.

Kansas 15th., Cavalry, Co. A.

Cyrus D. Slocun, Residence Shawnee, Enlisted September 30, 1863; Mustered in not stated; Mustered out with regiment October 18, 1865..

Montana Soldiers Home.

Cyrus D. Slocum, 15th., Kansas Cavalry; Co. A.; Rank Quarter master Sergeant Service in months 48; Nativity New York; Age 75; Pension $8.; Disability General disability; From what Co. Flathead; Admitted August 24, 1902; Single; Occupation Farmer.

Bellefont Kansas.

Bellefont railway section house..
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Bellefont, a village of Wheatland township, Ford county, is a station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 22 miles east of Dodge City, the county seat. The population was 40 in 1910. It has a money order postoffice with one rural delivery route, and is a shipping and supply point for that section of the county.

The post office was officially established on April 30,1878; the postmaster appointed on that date, however, declined the position and never served.John A. Cline Postmaster 05/20/1878.

Bellefont Post office opened April 30, 1878 and ran to August 31, 1896 closed and reopened June 11, 1904 and ran to June 28, 1957.  First postmaster was John A. Cline ( June 11, 1904.).

Bellefont, Kansas was founded by Major John A. Cline, who came to Ford County, Kansas, in 1878 and settled in section 18 of Wheatland township, he owned 153. 55 acres.  In BEllefont he was the post master and dealer in General Merchandise.

Mr. Cline was a Civil War veteran, being in the Pennsylvania 155th., Infantry, CO. K.
Captain mustered in September 11, 1862.  Promoted to Major January 23, 1865, Gun shot  wound in the left hand and left shoulder.  

People who was using Bellefont as their Post Office Address in 1905.

Chris Henning, came to county 1885.
M. C. McKee, came to county 1898.
George W. Moliter, came to county 1877.
Theo. Wadel, came to county 1884.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mary E. Yoxall.

Mary E. Yoxall Home.
Publish date 1908.
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Mary E. Yoxall is some what of a mystery, there's is very little very little information on her.  Its known she came to Wallace County, Kansas, in 1885, settled in section 24 of Weskan Township.  Records state she was born in February of 1858, and that she married a Samuel D. Yoxall, in about 1885,
who was born in England in 1850 and came to America in 1873.  As far as I can find out there was no children to this union.

Mary was a Stock woman, when she first settled she owned 640 acres, her husband had no land in his name. By 1908 she owned land in sections 23, 24, 26 and 19, for a total of 1,974.44 acres. Her ranch was called: Smoky Dale Alfalfa Stock Ranch.  Her post office address was Weskan, Kansas, which was two miles south from the farm.

Authors Note.  I couldn't find any death or burial records, If any one has information on Mary E. Yoxall. I would like hear about it.

Thomas Densmore Fitzpatrick.

Thomas Densmore Fitzpatrick. 

Birth: Dec. 25, 1851, Indiana.
Death: Apr. 24, 1937, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.

Wife: Elizabeth Jane Fitzpatrick (1854 - 1939).

Children: Fay B., Jessie M., Dorothy ( adopted ), Fitzpatrick,  Irene Fern Fitzpatrick McCarty (1889 - 1951).

Burial: Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Saline, Saline County, Kansas.

Mr. Fitzpatrick lived in Saline County, Kansas, in the town of Saline.  He had many business interests Post Master, Fire Insurance, Real Estate and Abstracts.

Monday, March 2, 2015

James Allen Corzine.

Publish date 1902.
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James Allen Corzine. 

Birth: Oct. 31, 1859.
Death: Dec. 29, 1936. 

Parents: William M. Corzine (1835 - 1902), Sarah Corzine (1837 - 1876).

Wife's: Addie J. Corzine (1867 - 1911), Clara M. Corzine (1889 - 1971).

Children: James A., Rosemary A, Maxine W. Corzine.

Burial: Corzine Cemetery, Corbin, Sumner County, Kansas.

Mr. Corzine came to Sumner County, Kansas, in 1872 and settled in section 16 of Falls Township. He was a Stock Raiser and Breeder of registered Hereford cattle, on his 637.80 acres of land.His post office address was Corbin, Kansas, which was 3 miles north from the farm.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mike Richards.

Publish date 1906.
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Mike Richards.

Birth: 1851, Wisconsin.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Elizabeth Richards.

Children: Albert G., Laurence or Lawrence, Will or Willie, John, Joseph, Henry, Anna B., Barbary, Caroline and Louisa Richards.,

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Richards came to Treco County, Kansas, in 1878. He settled in Ogallah Township, in the town of Ogallah, Kansas. Over the years he had many jobs; Farmer, Hotel, Livery and carpentry.. .