Allen County Kansas Queries


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Queries Feb. - Dec. 1999

Bailey, Black, Blum, Bock, Browning, Brumfield, ?Church Records, Crook, Curtis, Davis, Deweese, Diebolt, Eastwood, Gardner, Gates, Greenfield, Hurlock, Johnston, Landers, Laymon, Leavitt, Leroy, Lindsey, Lindsley, Lookingbill, Lukenbills, Marvin, McKean, Melton, Mitchell, Morgan, Morrison, Mosier, Patterson, Piersons, Pool, Ragan, Reagan, Reynolds, Rutledges, Schalk, Sigler, Snyder (2), Southwick, Speck, Stanford, Trubey, Young

Topic: LAYMON family
From: nan LAYMON martin
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 02:42 AM

James K. P. LAYMON m. Margaret WATSON in 1870. They settled in Iola, Allen, Co. I believe other relatives came there, too.

LAYMON children b. 1872-1878 included: Charles E., James O., Henry A. David A., and Addie May.

Any descendents please contact me. nan LAYMON martin

Topic: Snyder - ?Church Records
From: Ardath Buckaway
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 05:45 PM

Are there any church records for about 1895 for Allen Co.? Looking for any baby christenings or baptisms for a Russell L. Snyder, son of John Franklin Snyder, mother Estella. He was born in Moran, KS. Episcopal Methodist probably. Please contact A.L Buckaway.
Ardath Buckaway

Topic: LOOKINGBILL's in Allen Co. KS
From: Leon L
Date: Saturday, June 12, 1999 08:41 AM

Allen Co. KS. Seeking information on William LOOKINGBILL who appeared in 1870 census, page #038, Humboldt Twp. Would like any info. on William, his age, wife's name, children names, William's father and mother names, etc. Will respond. Thank you. Leon L

Topic: James C. Black & Sarah E. Lindsley 1875
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 07:46 AM

James C. BLACK (1830 IN - 1883 Allen Co.)m. Sarah E. LINDSLEY on 14 July 1875 Allen Co., KS. Their son, William, born 24 Nov 1875 in Humboldt. James marries Dorcas Elizabeth BRADY on 14 April 1877 Allen Co. When did Sarah E. LINDSLEY BLACK die and where is she buried? Her son was cared for by James and Dorcas, however, soon after James death in 1883 the boy William was taken by Sarah LINDSLEY's family. What happened to William BLACK born 24 Nov 1875 in Allen Co., KS??

Topic: POOL
From: Carrie in Oregon
Date: Monday, May 24, 1999 09:55 PM

I am looking for any and all information on my husbands family of POOL's. Moey Pool b. September 05, 1859 in Metcalfe, KY died November 18, 1929 while living in Iola, Kansas.

Someone sent me a copy of his obituary but I am interested in knowing more about his parents, any siblings, where he is buried, etc. His wife was still living at the time of his death and her name is Mary L. (Bullington) Pool.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
Carrie in Oregon

Topic: Stanford family and/or friends
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 04:51 PM

I am searching for relatives and friends of Frank (Francis Gerry) and Zina (Lucas) STANFORD who lived in LaHarpe, Kansas or nearby most of their lives. Zina LUCAS was born 1899 in Bourbon County, Kansas. They married in 1919. They had no children but many relatives and friends they exchanged pictures and letters with. I am a Lucas descendent. We have many pictures, etc. of STANFORDS, STUTEVILLE, BARNES, DUNN, RAFF,BLANCHARD, SMITH, DAVIS, EDWARDS, and others. If you know any of these people please contact me at

Topic: Trubey/Morgan
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 05:02 PM

Looking for information on John A. Trubey who died in 1944 and is buried in Iola, KS. Death Certificate says his father was Daniel, need mother's name and other family members. Also looking for information on Sarah A. Morgan Trubey who died in 1952 and is buried in Iola, KS. Death Certificate says her father was William Morgan and mother was Elenor ???. Need mother's name and other family members. One child of John and Sarah is Chester - any others?

Does anyone know about this family? Is anyone researching this family. Thanks in advance for any help.

Topic: Browning's
From: Ed Browning
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 01:46 PM

My name is Ed Browning, my grandfather Paul Phillip Browning was raised in Chanute, his father William Allen Browning moved to Chanute from Greencastle Indiana in the 1880s'. My grandfather was the first of 10 children and the only one not born in Chanute. We believe that my great grandfather William is buried in Chanute and we know that his wife Mary is buried in Chanute. We will be traveling to Chanute around the 17th of June to do as much family history as we can. Any help in who to contact in Chanute would be helpfull.

Topic: Thomas Greenfield Descendants
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 10:38 PM

Searching for information on descendants of Thomas and Sarah Greenfield from Humboldt Township in 1880. They had a son, Jesse b. abt. 1872 and daughter Ida b. abt. 1876. Sarah maiden name was Nichols and they were married in Macon County IL in 1870.

Topic: SNYDER, Russell L.
From: Gordon Smith
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 10:17 PM

Russell L. Snyder was in the Us Army stationed at Fort Trumbull in Connecticut During WWI. He had two children during this time. The second child was a daughter he name was Viola Elizabeth Snyder born 23, Nov. 1915. At some point he left for Texas. And lived in the town of Brackettville. Viola's birth certificate states he was born in Portland Indiana. and he was age 22 in 1915. Please contact me if you know who this person was or have any records that pertain to him. Thanks, Gordon Smith, Westford, MA USA

Topic: Leavitt
From: Richard L. Jones
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 08:11 PM

Searching for parents and silblings of James Morton Leavitt b. 1888 in Geneva or possibly Neosho Falls in Woodson Co. Ks

Topic: Thomas Fredrick McKean
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 08:17 AM

Thomas Frederick McKean is my Great Uncle, son of William McKean and Brother of Morris Davenport McKean. Believed to be born in Freeman, Missouri. I would like any information on ancestors and descendents.

Topic: Davis, Julian Custer
From: Scott Davis
Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 07:38 PM

Looking for information on Julian Custer Davis b. 10/2/1883 somewhere in KS. Part of life was in Iola, KS. He may have run for or been sheriff of Allen County in early 1900's. At least one son of Julian and Celia Ellen Davis (Hope), b. 10/28/1882 in MO, is reported to have been born in Iola, KS. Other unknown relatives may reside in that area. One surname -- Yoho.

Scott Davis

Topic: Mitchell, George
From: Diana
Date: Sunday, April 11, 1999 06:55 PM

Seeking confirmation of birth of my grandmother Pearl Mitchell, born May 8, 1902 in Iola,Allen Co., Kansas. Her father was George B. Mitchell and mother Anna Etta Bellamy. This information from my brothers baby book and was entered by my Mother, Pearl's daughter. Pearl whereabouts unknown after 1935 when her Mother died. Pearl's married name was BURNS and she lived in Sacramento, Calif. in 1935. I have been trying for 30 years to find out where she went. Can anyone help. Thank you, Diana

Topic: Johnston Family
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, April 09, 1999 10:21 PM

Just beginning my search for Johnston Family...have a record of family births notarized in Allen County, KS. The first name is Owen Oscar Johnston born July 2, 1844 (my g,g,grandfather). If anyone would like to share info I'd be glad to!!

Topic: Schalk, Blum or Bailey
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 04:26 AM

My 3x great Grandmother, Margaret Schalk is buried in Moran. Her maiden name appears to have been Blum. She also seems to have been married a second time, to Bailey. My direct line is Schalk. Any info would be Greatly Appreciated.

Topic: Southwick, Burt and Patterson, Louisa J.
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999 12:53 AM

Looking for info on Southwick/Patterson Lived Topeka, Allen Co. and at Yates Center, Woodson Co. KN from 1882 to 1899. Several children born there. Any info appreciated.

Topic: Moses Reagan/Ragan
From: Sandie Morris
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999 12:48 AM

REAGAN, Ada Bulah Seeking birth record of 27 Nov 1868, Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas. Any Info on her parents - James T. Reagan and Martha Jane Pemberton; on 1860 or 1870 KN US Census. His parents Moses H. Ragan/Reagan and Mary (Polly) Walker probably died in Coffeyville, Howard Co. KN after the 1860 US KN Census. Any info on this family would be appreciated.
Sandie Morris
Bremerton, WA

Topic: LEROY Family
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999 12:22 AM

Looking for information on John (43)and Rozella (39) LEROY and children John (16), Joseph (13), Oliver (11), Alfred (9), Ulysses (6) and Harvey (2). Who resided in Humbolt in 1870 with the ages listed in ()

Topic: Rutledges
From: Terrie
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 03:31 PM

Looking for any information regarding a John Rutledge who married Mary Gunn. Originally from Illinois and moved to Kansas in abt 1859? I have their children, but am interested in any new family lines from their children and especially interested in John Rutledge's siblings and parents. Our line comes from his brother James Rutledge. Both James and John seem to be mystery people. Supposedly John was part of the Kansas Volunteer Militia???? Please respond to me at

Topic: Diebolt Family
From: Fred Lager
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 11:28 AM

I am currently researching the Diebolt Family of Allen Co., KS. Lawrence Diebolt and his wife Bertha Bolz lived on a farm near the Woodson Co. Line and northeast of Piqua. Peter Diebolt and his wife Wilihelmina lived just across the line in Woodson Co. Any information that you might be willing to share would be most appreciated. Lawrence and Bertha had eleven children. Of these, Joe and Aloys continued to farm the original acerage. The third son Lawrence went into the Lumber business in La Harpe. Recently Lawrence's son Don took over the business after several successful years with the Kitchens and More store located on the square in Iola. Other family names include Tidd and Trowbridge.
Fred Lager

From: Ivan Saunders
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 12:56 PM

Hi Fred
I am Ivan Saunders of Linn co. Kansas. I have a friend by the name of ( Nick ) John N. Rawlings of Pleasanton, Kan 913-352-6389 His Wife is a Diebolt and she is the Dau. of Lawrence and sister of Don. Her name is Gloria. I hope this may help you. Ivan

Topic: Piersons/Lukenbills
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 05:42 PM

Looking for information on Warren P. Pierson family and Alexander Lukenbill family. Ozias Pierson was born in March of 1870 in Iola, Ks. Any information on either family is appreciated.

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 08:55 PM

Am looking for any of the family of William and Margaret DOZIER SIGLER. They lived in Deer Creek and Osage Twp.'s..'s in Allen County and are buried in the Fairview Cemetery at Mildred, Ks. William and Margaret came from Vinton Co., Ohio. Will share information on their families.

Topic: Bock/Hurlock/Speck
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 01:52 PM

Bock/Hurlock/Speck Families: Am seeking contact with any Bock, Hurlock or Speck families living in the Iola area. Want to include these families in genealogy of John H. and Martha Moore Bock, William and Clara Bock Hurlock and James Edward and Helen Maude Hurlock Speck Families.

Topic: GATES Family in Iola
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 04:44 PM

I am interested in finding information on the Gilbert Wilson Gates family that lived in Iola, KS. Gilbert was the son of Jacob Hill Gates and Angeline Ross, was born 27 Jan 1866 in PA? and died 7 Aug 1933 in Iola. He was married to Amelia Wier b 29 Jul 1867 to James S Wier and Mary Steer in Trumbull Co OH. Amelia was living at 217 S Coburn St in Iola in 1935. Did she and Gilbert have any children and when did Amelia die? Any info on this family greatly appreciated.

From: Kathy Klobas
Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 08:28 PM

REYNOLDS, James Francis, b 1839, Indiana, m. Mary Ann YOUNG in Iola, Allen Co. in 1865. Both died in Neosho Falls, Woodson Co.(1922 and 1927) and are buried in Cedarvale Cem. I am interested in contacting descendants of REYNOLDS/ YOUNG families. Mary Ann's parents were James Riley YOUNG and Sarah LANDERS YOUNG, early settlers in Iola, Allen Co. (Acc'd to her obit, he was 1st merchant in Iola.) I am also researching the YOUNGs and LANDERS lines. Sarah's bros. Bartlet and Arthur LANDERS were also early settlers in Allen Co. Would love to share info.

Topic: Lindsey
From: J Richardson
Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 08:46 AM

I am searching for any information on John M. Lindsey. He left his home and children after the death of his wife, Ola, in 1906. I have not been able to find out where he went.

I would like to know when and where he died and where he is buried. He is my great grandfather.
J Richardson

Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 08:15 PM


From: Mary Ellen
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 01:51 PM

My Grandfather was George W. Morrison & Grand mother Mary Ellen Morrison. My father, Louis Morrison Long was born in Moran on 12/14/1907 He had 2 sisters, Maude and Georgia. If these are part of your family, please E-Mail me at

Mary Ellen

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 12:59 AM

I am looking for parents and siblings of Charles William Gardner b. 7 Oct 1860 ILL d. 29 April 1940 Iola, Allen Co., KS. He married 1st) Luella POWELL 1889 Kansas City, Jackson Co. MO 2nd) Hazel E. MARVIN between 1920/30 Garnett, Anderson Co. KS. He & Hazel lived in Olathe during late 1920's to 30's. Children 1st marriage: Elmer, Chester Clarence, Ethel who married a WORMAN, Flossie Bernice, & William Lloyd.

From: Nancy
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 12:20 AM

Looking for information on Lillie M Curtis who was married to I. O. Curtis and lived at RR1 in Carlyle, KS in 1950. Lillie was the daughter of Nancy Melton Eastwood. Nancy Eastwood was the niece of Mollie Kinder Brumfield who died in Iola, KS on Jan. 21, 1950. Thanks for your help. Nancy

From: Barb Thomas
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 07:30 PM

Researching this couple
John W CROOK of Humbolt, Allen Co married Nettie/Neltie MOSIER of Xenia, Bourbon Co, KS. Marriage took place in 1897, John CROOK was 27, MOSIER was 24. Would like any information on this couple.

Barb Thomas


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