Friday, July 17, 2015

Caroline M Barnett Bates.

Caroline M Barnett Bates. 

Birth: Jan. 13, 1847, Illinois.
Death: Jan. 28, 1942,

Age 95.

Husband: Benjamin Bates (1842 - 1935).

Married 1869.

Children:Edna M. Bates Flautt,  Hugh Marion Bates (1882 - 1956).

Note. There were at lest two more children, but I couldn't find.

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

Mrs. Bates lived in Chautauqua County, Kansas, in the township, of Little Caney.  She came in 1882 in 1900 she was a House Wife, and Mr. Bates was a Plasterer.  They lived in Niotaze, Kansas, where in 1903 she either owned or ran the Niotaze Hotel.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mercy L Nelson Harper

Mercy L Nelson Harper. 

Birth: Oct. 3, 1850, Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin.
Death: Jun. 29, 1938, Benton, Butler County, Kansas.

Parents: Edwin R Nelson (1820 - 1905), Maria Sargent Nelson (1829 - 1888).

Husband: Dr. Luman A. Harper, ( 1847-1902.)

Children: Flora E., Susie M., Edwin T. Harper (1876 - 1962).
Note. There may have been two others; Elma F., Cora.

 Sibling: Mercy L Nelson Harper (1850 - 1938), James W Nelson (1857 - 1931).

Burial: Indianola Cemetery, Benton, Butler County, Kansas.

Author.  The Harper's lived in Butler county, Kansas, in section 35 of Benton township.  They were Farmers and Stock Raisers, on 240 acres of land. Mr. Harper owned no land all the land was in Mrs. Harper name.  Their post office address was Augusta, Kansas, which was about 7 miles south east from the farm. (1905.)

Butler County History, Publ. 1916.

E. T. Harper, of Benton township, well known in Butler county as a successful farmer and stock breeder, is a native son of this county. He was born in Benton township in 1876, and is a son of Dr. L. A. and M. L. (Nelson) Harper. The mother was a daughter of Edwin and Maria Nelson of Wisconsin, and she was a native of that State. 

Dr. L. A. Harper came to Butler county with his parents in 1870, they being among the early settlers of this section. Dr.Harper was born near Hartford, Wis., March 9, 1847, attended the district and village schools. In early life, he taught school a number of terms, and later took a course in a Milwaukee commercial college. He then attended medical college at Cleveland, Ohio, and prepared himself for the practice of medicine.

He came to Butler county with his parents in 1870, and practiced his profession for a number of years, but was compelled to give it up on account of failing health. He was an invalid fora number of years, and a patient sufferer, who bore his afflictions with fortitude. He died August 10, 1902, and is remembered as a kind friend and good neighbor who always entertained a broad sympathy and kindly feeling for his fellow man.

Dr. Harper and wife were the parents of three children, as follows; E. T.. the subject of this sketch; Flora E., Augusta, Kans., and Mrs. Susan M. Snodgrass, Towanda, Kans.

E. T. Harper was reared in Benton township and received a good public school education. Mr. Harper has made farming and stock raising his study and occupation. He specializes in Ayrshire cattle, and is also quite an extensive and successful hog raiser. He owns one of the fine farms of Benton township, and is one of the substantial men of Butler county.

Mr. Harper was married July 3, 1902, to Miss Nellie M. Fuller, a daughter of Milo and. Frances Fuller of Andover, Kans. Two children have been born to this union, as follows : Luman M., and Clifford N.

Mr. Harper is a Republican and takes an active interest in local affairs, and the well being of the community. He is especially interested in good schools, and has been a member of the school board for a number of years. He has also been clerk of Benton township. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Louis Hansen.

Louis Hansen. 

Birth: Jun. 5, 1832, Denmark.
Death: Feb. 24, 1901.

Author.  Last name was also spelled Hanson.
Sophie, was also spelled Sophia.

Wife: Sophia Hansen (1839 - 1929)
Married 1869.

Children: Olga Hansen Palet, ( 1880-1975 ).

Burial: Swedish Cemetery, Savonburg, Allen County, Kansas.

The Hansen's lived in Allen County, Kansas, in section 36 of Cottage Grove township, They were Farmers and Stock Raisers..  Mr. Louis owned 190 acres of land.  After Louis death in 1901, Sophie and daughter were listed as Farmers and Stock Raisers.  However the land stayed in his name.  Their post office address was Savonburg, Kansas, which was 7 miles strait east from the farm. 

Catharine A Demoney Chartier.

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Catharine A Demoney Chartier. 

Birth: Nov. 13, 1841, New York,.
Death: Jul. 9, 1907.

Parents: Samuel Phillip Demoney (____ - 1885), Clarissa C Tripp Demoney (1814 - 1899).

Spouse: Dositee Chartier (1839 - 1900).

Siblings: Melvin L. Demoney, William E. Demoney (____ - 1865), Albert A. DeMoney (1833 - 1918), Catharine A Demoney Chartier (1841 - 1907), John Hartley Demoney (1845 - 1918), Hanah Anna De'Money McMahon (1853 - 1932), Charles Fremont Demoney (1856 - 1882), Edward M DeMoney (1869 - 1932).

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Hope, Dickinson County, Kansas.

Catharine came to Dickinson,County, Kansas and married her husband in 1879, they settled in section 10 of Hope Township. They were Farmers and Stock Raisers  They owned 160 acres in section 10, and another 120 acres in section 15.  Their post office address was Hope, Kansas, which was a half mile north from the farm.  Mr  Chartier was also a Civil War Veteran.

Michigan 22nd., Infantry, Co. G.

Chartier, Dositee, Harrison. Enlisted in company G, Twenty-second Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 12, 1862, at Mt. Clemens, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 29, 1862. Sergeant Sept. 8, 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 20, 1863. Returned to regiment April 10, 1865. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865.

Monday, July 13, 2015

George M Boofing.

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George M Boofing. 

Birth: Jan., 1872, Indiana.
Death: 1937, Lane County,Kansas.

Wife: Mary Louise Ward Boofing (1881 - 1982).

Burial: Dighton Cemetery, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.

Mr. Boofing came to Lane County, Kansas in 1912, and settled in section 21 of Cleveland township.  He was a Farmer and owned 320, acres His post office address was Dighton, Kansas which was about 14 miles north west from the farm.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Charles G Crippen.

Charles G Crippen. 

Birth: Feb. 21, 1864, New York.
Death: Apr. 15, 1907, Gove County, Kansas,

Parents: John and Harriet Crippen.

Siblings: George P., Hiram, Lucy, Charles G. Crippen.

Wife; Emma J Crippen (1864 - 1949).
Married 1895.

Children: Leon G.,  Verda Marie Crippen (1898 - 1919), Raymond E. Crippen (1899 - 1961).

Burial: Gove Cemetery, Gove, Gove County, Kansas.

Mr.. Crippen first came to Russell County, Kansas, in 1879, with his parents he was 15, years old. Then moved to Gove County in 1880.  He later took a claim 3 miles south of Buffalo Park. In 1898 moved to Gove city, where he became a blacksmith and County Commissioner was also Mayor of the City. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Adolph Wagner.

Adolph Wagner.

Birth: 1867, Germany.
death: 1934.

Wifes: Viola W. Wagner, ( 1876-1909 ), Married about 1890.  Bertie Wagner, ( 1873-? ).

Children: Calyton, Neva, Florence Wagner.

Burial: Saint Louis Cemetery, Waterloo, Kingman County, Kansas.

Mr. Wagner lived in Kingman County, Kansas, in the Township of Galesburg.  He settled on sections 33, 34, he owned 320 acres.  He was a farmer and did general Blacksmithing and some wagon work. His post office address was Walterloo, Kansas, which was about 3 miles north east from the farm.  . 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

William Luther Acton

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William Luther Acton. 

Birth: Sept. 19, 1866.
Death: Mar. 15, 1945.

Wife: Alice Elva Brown Acton (1869 - 1955).

Children: James W Acton (1902 - 1962), Virgil S., Etta M., Dora R., Alice M. Acton.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.

Mr. Acton came to Decatur County, Kansas, in 1894 and settled in the Township of Oberlin in the town of Oberlin, Kansas. There he either owned or worked in the livery.  Before moving to Oberlin township , he lived in Center township, in 1900 he was Farming, his post office address was as now 1905, Oberlin, Kansas.  He moved to Nebraska, some time before 1921.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weaden A. Williamson.

Weaden A. Williamson.

Birth: 1876, Kentucky.
Death: 1921.

Wife: Mary F. Williamson, ( 1875-?), b.. Kentucky.

Children: Non recorded.

Brother: Robert E. Williamson, b., Kentucky.

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Ashland, Clark County, Kansas.

In 1909 Weaden was living in Clark County, Kansas, in the township of Center, in the town of Ashland, Kansas, where he was Sheriff.

His wife name is on his headstone but there are no dates under her name.  she is not even recorded as being in the cemetery.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mary Frances Fudge Bowlin

Mary Frances Fudge Bowlin.

Birth: Feb. 11, 1855, Lucas County, Iowa.
Death: Aug. 30, 1916, Jamestown, Cloud County, Kansas.

Parents: David M. Fudge (1827 - 1886), Elizabeth Eleanor Holmes Fudge (1830 - 1888),

Spouses: Samuel Giver Bowlin (1853 - 1886), James Monroe Hale (1861 - 1923).

Children: Margaret Lucinda Bowlin (1877 - 1886), Samuel Giver Bowlin (1885 - 1951), Jake Alvin Hale (1889 - 1972), Steven M. Hale (1892 - 1939), Leah Agnes Hale McPeek (1894 - 1970), James Elijah Hale (1897 - 1981).

Siblings: Mary Frances Fudge Bowlin (1855 - 1916), Sarah Elizabeth Fudge Comer (1855 - 1921), Susanna Asanna Fudge Miller (1863 - ____), Charles Robert Lee Fudge (1870 - 1961).

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, Cloud County, Kansas.

In 1901 Mary lived in Cloud County, Kansas, in the township of Summit.  She settled in section 5  She was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, she own land in sections 5, 4,3, and 9, 360 acres in all.  All in her name.  The farm was called Shady Glen Farm. Her post office address was Scottsville, Kansas, which was was in Mitchell County, Kansas, and was 4 miles south west from the farm.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Avon, Kansas.

 Avon, Kansas,

Avon was a Post Office of Coffey County, Kansas, situated in Star Township on section 20, it was situated on Crooked Creek. It was 8 miles east of Burlington, Kansas, the County Seat, population 1200.  John J. Rillin, Justice of the Peace; John L. Hughes, Constable.

Avon Post Office.

Avon post office open May 30, 1865 ran to January 10, 1870, closed, reopen June 15,  1870 closed January 20, 1888.

People who used Avon as their post office, 1883.

PETER CAYOT, farmer, P. O. Avon, was born in France, 1828, lived there seventeen years; came to United States, located in Maryland, remained there four years, then moved to Washington County, Iowa, lived there three years; in 1853, went to California, remained there three years, was engaged in mining; he returned to Iowa, lived there two years, came to Kansas, 1858, located in Star Township, Coffey County; has been engaged in farming and stock-raising. Was married in Iowa to Miss Cecile Poire, a native of France. They have three children -- Peter, William L. and Clara. He has a fine farm of 600 acres.

JOSEPH POIRE, farmer, P. O. Avon, was born in France in 1831, lived there twenty years, then came to the United States, located in Iowa, and remained there six years; came to Kansas in 1861, and located in Star Township, Coffey County. He was married in Coffey County, in 1862, to Miss Christine Cayot, a native of France. They have eight children -- Kate, Millie, Cecilia, Minnie, Cynthia, Maggie, Julius and Willie.

Friday, July 3, 2015

John Michael Kingsley.

Publish date 1903.
John Michael Kingsley. 

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Birth: Feb. 26, 1824, 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, Kansas, and settled in section 27 of Howard township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 160 acre farm.  After Mr. Kingsley death in 1899, his wife Emma run the farm.  Their post office address was Howard Kansas, Which was about 4 miles south east from the farm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Edward L Urmey

Publish date 1901

Edward L Urmey. 

Birth: Dec. 25, 1865.
Death: Feb. 12, 1935.

Wife: Emma E Schwager Urmey (1874 - 1969).

Children: Charley, Gail,
Clara F Urmey (1898 - 1919).

Burial: Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.

Mr. Urmey came to Lyon County, Kansas, in 1891.  He was the Sup't of Lyon County Poor Farm.

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