Labette County








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Joyce Comer ( 20 Dec, 2003
I am searching for Mary Davis. She was in Mound Valley in the 1880 census as Polly Davis. She is supposed to be in Vance cemetery, 3 miles east of Mound Valley. I have visited the cemetery and found very few stones still in Existence. Does anyone have records of the burials in Vance Cemetery? Her son, Jesse Christy is supposed to be buried there also.

Judy Randolph ( 19 Dec, 2003
I would like information on David Lawellin and Talitha Yandel. The land records show that G. W. Yandel , his son Columbus, and son-in-laws David Lawellin and Charles Rankin took land grants in the settlement of Richland township in Labette County. David was born in Indiana in 1841 and was first married Talitha Yandel. Talitha was born in 1842 and died in 1872. David married again after the death of Talitha. His second wife was  Eliza J (unknown) born 1853 death date unknown, David died 1914. David and Talitha Lawellin are maternal great grandparents twice removed. Any information would be greatly appreciation. 


Aubrey Clark ( 02 Oct, 2003
The following died in Oswego and are believed to have been buried somewhere in Labette County KS. There may be other Draper's buried in the same cemetery. Any help on the name and location for the cemetery in which they are buried would be appreciated. Henry Clinton Draper 1808-1844; Mary Kerr Jones Draper 1808-1902; Henry Clay Draper 1840-1910; Anne Elizabeth Murdoch 1848-1910;John Brown Draper (MD) 1842-1920; Eleanor Angeline Murdoch 1844-1874 (first wife); Lucy Phenis 1854-1913 (second wife). Any other Draper's buried in Labette County Cemeteries.


Edie Robinette Petrachi ( 16 Sept, 2003
I have tracked down many grave sites at Oakwood,  of my Robinette relatives. They are original settlers coming into town in 1864 and staying possibly until the present. Jeremiah , my Great Grand Uncle, brother of Andrew, my Great Grandfather, had land patents given to him after the Civil War. His land was what is now  the Katy Yards. Apart from that info, I have not found much else on my family; Jeremiah (Jerry) and his wife Mary and 7 children. Are there any living Robinette's still in Labette County? How can I find photos of them? How can I find evidence that they did business and went to school?


Janice Vance ( 15 Sept, 2003
I am interested in information on a Peter Fitch and family. He was born 1845 in Ohio and had some children in IL and then more in Labette Co KS.  Marriage, births and death records. I have information on his parents and grand parents if anyone is interested.

Betty Montgomery ( 10 Sept, 2003
My mother Louise M. Pratt was born and raised in Parson, KS. She married Rollin M Chapman sometime around Jan, Feb, or Mar of 1925.


Leta Sheaffer (  10 Sept, 2003
I am looking for my G-G- Grandmother, Emily or sometimes called Emma Smith. She moved to Labette around 1875 after the death of her husband James Smith in 1873. They lived in St. Louis, Mo. Emily had a farm according to the 1880 census. She was listed as the head of the house with her were her children, Edith, Percy F, William J and Ada. Edith , her oldest daughter married Alfred J Austin. They all lived on the farm with Emily.  in the 1920 census, Emily is now 88 years old, Edith is a widow and Edith's  son Perry Austin is listed as the head of the farm. There were also nine roomers living there. None of which were Emily's children except Edith and her grand son Perry. In the 1925 census for Parsons Labette County KS  was a Edith M Austin , widowed, owing home, born in MO. moved to KS from MO and was a house wife.


Paul Neighbour ( 22 Aug, 2003
I am looking for my Grandmother who lived in Parsons in the area of 1884-1896. Her maiden name is Nellie Gertrude Planck. She was born in 1875 in (I believe, PA). Her father was a physician or possibly a pharmacist. His first name could have been Charles. The family likely attended the First Baptist Church. My Grandfather, Dr. R. E. Neighbour, met Nellie when he was preaching as an evangelist at the Church. My G-Grandfather, William Webster Neighbour was a charter member of that church. ( A family Lore) Dr. Planck once treated Jesse James --at gunpoint--for a wound he had sustained.


Kathleen Gerdes ( 20 Aug, 2003
One of my Grandmothers siblings died as a child of 13 months but I have been unable to find out much. This is what I know:  Murrel Williams b: Nov. 17, 1886, d: Dec 26, 1887. She was the daughter of Charles Joseph Williams and Matilda Ann Heatherly. Both parents were buried at Oakwook in Parsons and were married on Dec. 6, 1876 Oswego KS and from what I can find they lived in Parsons the entire time.


Owen Quick ( 18 Aug, 2003
I am looking for information on my grandfather Frank W. Kirk. He lived in Parsons. He had worked for the Katy railroad. When he passed away the arrangements were handled by Carson's funeral service.


Dennis Kerbs ( 13 Aug, 2003
I am looking for Obit and any other information for both John and Rebecca Strouss who resided in Altamont, Labette Co KS at the time of their deaths. John died 8-13-1890 and Rebecca died 3-13-1890, both are buried in the Altamont Cemetery.


Gretchen Coles ( 11 Aug, 2003
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Richard Coles born in the 1860's or 70's in Labette Co KS. I also want to know what his parent's names were and did he have any brothers or sisters. All help would be helpful


Joy Bold ( 08 Aug, 2003
I  am researching the Houghtaling family for my daughter. Her ggUncle was John E Houghtaling  who was born in Ulster city NY, but at some time after 1880 he moved to either MO or KS with his wife Catherine Clearwater and their children. I have found him residing in Parsons City Labette Co KS on the 1920 US Census. He was 78 at the time and boarding with Edwin McClain and family on (?) Clark Ave. He died during the following year, 1921. He was a  Veteran of the Civil War, serving in a NY state outfit.


Ralph Stevenson JR. ( 05 Aug, 2003
Seeking info on Isaac Stevenson and his kids, one in my GGGranddad Francis Marion Stevenson>son Arthur Mairon Stevenson. I have a death cert from there#250 1817 death 11-16-1920. Isaac is in the Oakwood Cemetery. All information will be helpful.


Karla Walters ( 04 Aug, 2003
Searching for information on Benjamin Wampler, b. 1850, who was a baker living in Parsons, Labette Co KS at the time one of his sons was born in 1888. His sister, Katie Walters is listed in the 1870 census as a domestic servant for a drug store owner in Oswego. The hand writing in the 1870 census is very difficult to read. I would appreciate help in transcribing the census entry Series: M593 Roll: 436 page: 78 B lines 1-7. One of the names looks like Wampler. Kate Walters married a Jacob Renner.


Floretta  Woodworth, ( 18 July, 2003
 My cousin and I are trying to trace our Robertson line with no luck. We do know that William Henry Robertson, son of Robert Robertson, Ohio and Elnorah "Nora
 Oldfield, Illinois. William was born Jan 2, 1886 at Parson KS, Labette County. We know that Robert and Nora were married March 1,1888 in McDonald County MO and moved to OK, Indian Territory where William's sister Anna Mae Robertson was born Aug, 2, 1882. We think the area she was born at is now Vinita OK. The main reason I am searching this information is in hopes that maybe someone could help with more information or where to look.


Ruth Henderson ( 18 July, 2003
I am looking for my great grandparents, Amanda Kinnison and David Louis Isaacs. They were married in Labette County, (Parson twp) KS about 1880-85. She was born in Marion Twp, Doniphan County KS  in about 1865. He was born in MO in about 1855. I would like to find a wedding date and a birthplace for David.


Blaine Standiford ( 15 July, 2003
Clara Standiford is on the 1930 census of Labette County, Parsons KS. Evidently her husband Garrett Standiford has died, I am searching for a death record or an obituary for Garrett.

Rergn Johnson ( 10 July, 2003
I am looking for information on my grandfather Stephen Ennis Johnson, born 1853 in Labette County KS. He married Annie or Anna Van Camp about 1893.

Bob Martin ( 05 July, 2003
I am looking for a cemetery look up for a Jonathan and Lucy Scott, born 1824 and1839. They are in the 1880 Labette census.


Judith West (  01 July, 2003
I am trying to find a grave for my husbands grand father, his name was Omar Pantier. He died July 21, 1932 at the Kansas State Asylum for the Epileptics and Insane. The Lady that I talked to said that he is buried in the grave yard there at the hospital, at N32nt ST Parsons Kansas, right next to the one for twins.

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