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FRAZIER (Robert FRAZIER & Margaret L. ROUTH) Kansas City, KS. From: - Joyce (Routh) Willhoit (Apr 21, 1998)
Robert FRAZIER b. 10 Sept 1862, d. 11 Jan 1937, m. Margaret L. ROUTH b. 20 Dec 1860, d. 10 Sept 1946 Kansas City. Both buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dallas Co MO. Five children (no information).

ROUTH (William Henry "Bill" ROUTH & Amanda Ann Wilder) Kansas City, KS. From: - Joyce (Routh) Willhoit (Apr 21, 1998)
William "Bill" Henry ROUTH b. abt 1859 was Sheriff of Dallas Co one term, died suddently of apoplexy in KC KS on 18 June 1924, at abt 65 years of age. Married 30 Oct 1879 (Book B, p. 139, Dallas Co MO Marriages) Amanda Ann WILDER< his step-sister. Amanda d. abt 78 yrs of age at KC KS. One child, Ivy ROUTH. Any information on descendents of these families would be appreciated.

MCGEE (Ike McGee or Ivan McGee Mother: Dorothy Holmes (deceased)). From: - Andrea McGee (Apr 29, 1998)
Looking for my father

PALMER (NFN Julianna Raef) Abt. 1900. From: - Jane Klotz (May 5, 1998)
Searching for descendants of Julianna RAEF and husband NFN PALMERwho lived in KC, MO, about 1900. Julianna was b. 21 Mar. 1871 in Ste. Marie, IL.

LE HUQUET (William J.) 1873 North 24th, Kansas City in 1918. From: - Ron Grassi (May 5, 1998)
I am seeking information on a Wm. J. Le Huquet who possibly worked for the Kansas City Fire Department. He was born 3 Sep 1890 and died 17 Oct 1954. He is buried in Versailles, MO. Is there any way of getting information about William from the Fire Department records as to whether he was married and who his parents were? The funeral home in Versailles lost their records from 1957 back, so I can't get the information from them. I BELIEVE William was married to an Effie Doty. Thanks for the help and assistance. ciao,Ron

furlong (ANDREW AUGUSTA HANS 2ND WIFE NAME MANSE) KANSAS CITY LATE 1800'S. From: - Charles Richards (May 6, 1998)

GRAVENOR (Robert R. & Sarah EVERETT) Bonner Springs. From: - Bonnie Grimmius (May 7, 1998)
Robert & Sarah d. Jan. 11, 1891 at age 60. She is buried in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Don't have name of cememtery or church they attended. Are death certificates or obituaries available for this time period? They are both immigrants from England. They lived in Clinton IA 10 years before moving to KS.

ROTHBERGER () KANSAS CITY, KANSAS Late 1800's to early 1900's. From: - jamie gfeller (May 10, 1998)
I am looking for any information on the Rothberger family who lived in Kansas City, Kansas. I know that Mr. Rothberger had a twin brother who lived in Eudora, Kansas. His name was John Rothberger. They were born on May 12, 1849 in Bavaria. They came to the United States in 1880. John Rothberger married Anna Zillner.

DALZELL (HENRY LEE AND JANETTA ?). From: - David W Dalzell (May 18, 1998)
Need info on Henry Lee Dalzell,, b. Ky 5/1877 d. 9/3/1943 in Kansas City, Ks. Janetta was born 4/6/1899 died June 1971. Two children-Keith Dalzell b.10/6/1925 d. Nov 1985. Donna a daughter was living at home in 1954. Any info appreciated. Dave Dalzell

I am searching for any information on the following family. William C. GILBERT dob unknown he married Mammie MELOY dob unknown. They had one son (that I know of) named Chester GILBERT born in Pittsburg, Kansas and he died in Jackson County, Kansas City MO in 1963 Chester was married to a Frances KRYSELMIRE and they had 2 sons Ronald dob unknown and Billie George born in 1930 In LA, died in 1994 in Grandview MO. It Seems that Chester GILBERT was in the railroad business. Frances and him divorced and she lived in Grandview MO when she died in 1991. The informant on Chesters Death certificate was Mrs. Bertha D. Gilbert, I am assuming that this was his second wife. Please email me at any information will be greatly appreciated =)

LINDSAY (John and Margaret Speight) 1870-1929. From: - Charlene Holden Hyde (Jun 7, 1998)
Margaret Speight died in September 1879. I am interested in finding the cause. Family information childbirth, a railroad accident, etc. I have had no success in locating an account of her death.

Ellis (William and Josephine Einhellig) Maywood or Bonner Springs. From: - Martha Newman (Jun 15, 1998)
Where is Josephine buried? She died April 22, 1890 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Her parents, Jacob and Christinia (Mausnest) Einhellig also live in the Bonner Springs area.

ANNA LEWIS KANSAS CITY. From: - Cindy Braden (Jun 21, 1998)
I do not know the name of Anna Lewis's parents, but I would like to see if there is a birth record for Anna between the years of 1881 and 1882 in Kansas City. MO. Thanks in advance for your help. Regards, Cindy

BILYEU (Thomas J.) . From: - Charles Conner (Jul 1, 1998)
Searching for place and date of death. Born in Christian county, Illinois in 1885. Last known address in 1949 is 714 W 1th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Apparently living with an aunt Ida. No death record in Jackson county, MO.

FREDERIKSEN (John) . From: - Melva (Jul 5, 1998)
John FREDERIKSEN was a brother to my g grandfather, Rasmus. I have been unable to find much information on this family. They came from Saksobing, Denmark around 1884. Rasmus was in Illinois but supposedly John died in Kansas City. ANY information would be helpful.

BIRD (Frank E.) . From: - Doug Bird (Jul 7, 1998)
Hi Kansas,I am trying to track down family that lived in Kansas City in 1933. In a death announcement from our local newspaper (1933) was listed a Frank E. Bird. He may have moved there with a son, Ray Bird, who was a missionary. Frank was also listed as an Elmer F. Bird. He was the son of my g grandfather. I am not sure where I can begin my Kansas research as I live in Saginaw, MI, the town of origin for these Birds. Any help or suggestions you may offer will greatly appreciated!! My best to you! Doug Bird Saginaw, MI

YOUNG (WILLIAM H. & ELLEN MARY (?)) KANSAS CITY IN 1955 TO 1965. From: - Georgia Bristol (Jul 10, 1998)
I am searching for the maiden name of Ellen Mary who was born in 1892 and died in Kansas City Mar. 12, 1955. I am anxious to contact the son, William P. Young. His Father and my Grandmother were brother and sister. I'd like more information on this family.

OATES (David) Kansas City, Late 1800's to 1942. From: - (Jul 10, 1998)
Seeking information on the David C. Oates family living in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas late 1800's to 1942.

GROB (August Annie Ehrhart) about 1898. From: - Don H. Grob (Jul 11, 1998)
Looking for marriage sometime 1897 or most likely 1898

BURKARD (Henry Joseph and Engel Christine (WINKER)) Brenner Heights abt 1874 to 1934. From: - Dick Burkard (Jul 22, 1998)

TURNER (Kay and Mary Jane CARR (Mollie)) Used to be Muncie,Ks. but is now Kansas City, Ks. - 1900. From: - Melba Lingard (Turner) (Jul 23, 1998)
This is my grandfather and grandmother. They had 4 boys { Ira Kay-Lester E.- James M.- Herbert}. I am also looking for his father Robert T. Turner and Mary E . Robert was borin 1828 - Mary was born in 1833. They were married in S.C. and had 6 children

REDLINGSHAFER (?) Kansas City, about 1970. From: - Donnell Redlingshafer Wisniewski (Jul 25, 1998)
My mother mentioned to me, in passing, that we once had some REDLINGSHAFER relatives in Kansas City, Kansas. I have no idea of their names/dates. If anyone knows of someone with this name, I would appreciate hearing from them. I have quite a bit of information on the original families that settled in Pennsylvania and Iowa. We are all related to the original settlers from Germany (cousins married in the 1700s). Donnell Wisniewski (

GRAVATT (Emma, Lucinda, Julia) Kansas City c1870-1880's. From: - KO'Connor (Jul 25, 1998)
Parents of these girls owned 120 acres land in now downtown KC according to family. Thought to be a park now, perhaps a log cabin preserved as well. Don't know much, other than Emma born 2 Oct. 1871 and married Benjamin Robson of England sometime before 1895. Don't know where they married either. Thanks for help.

SHINE (Frank and Mary WILLIAMS) Kansas City, approx 1895. From: - Donna Shine (Jul 28, 1998)
My greatgrandfather was a blacksmith, but he supposedly also worked in a packing plant. His first wife was Mary, but she died and he remarried someone with several children. One family member thinks her name Kathleen. Any information will be appreciated no matter how remote. Thanks.

VOGAN (Julius and Willhelmina Stein) Where ? 1860. From: - Shirley May (Jul 31, 1998)
Would like to know earliest record of the Vogan's in the general K.C., KS area. He is believed to have drowned as the result of foul play (?). Am interested in his parents, Harlan Vogan and Mary (Polly) Book, but am not sure if they resided in Wyandotte Co.

WILEY (Oscar Franklin "Bert" or O.F. and Mary Lydia GLASS). From: - Lesli (Aug 1, 1998)
I was told that these two possibly got married in Kansas City, Kansas in June of 1906. How do I find out? I have also been offered the dates of July 1903 and June 1908. Thank you.

COX (Robert and Sarah HARMON) Kansas City,1920 until 1970s. From: - Joseph Meyer (Aug 2, 1998; Oct 30 2000 update)
I am trying to contact descendants of Robert Cox who deid 1952 or 53 was md to Sarah Harmon, had a son Junior who may have died in 1990s, also they had a dau Abbie who md a SEIBERT and went to MO, appreciate any help.

SULLIVAN, Garland Cecil of Emporia; born 06-01-20. From: - Ann Sullivan (Aug 5, 1998)
Does anyone know the anything about the family of Pauline?? and Garland Cecil Sullivan or there relatives. They are parents of Garland Cecil Sulllivan mentioned above. I am interested in his siblings, children, etc.

TAYLOR (Wallie (Walt), Ora Francis). From: - John A. McCall (Aug 7, 1998)
Seek info on the marriage of Wallie(Walt) TAYLOR amd Ora May FRANCIS. Believe marriage occurred sometime between June of 1900 and April of 1902. Walt and Ora were in Kansas City, MO in 1900. May have crossed over from Missouri to Kansas to get married. Willing to exchange more detailed info upon response to this query.

COLEMAN (Dr. William Nelson and Martha( maiden name unknown )) From: - Audrey Grey (Aug 15, 1998)
Looking for any information on my great grandfather Dr. William Nelson Coleman and his wife Martha Coleman. They had 5 childern. My grandfather William N. Nelson Jr., Clyde Coleman, Charles Coleman, Mary Coleman and Madeline Coleman. My great grandfather died sometime in 1919 or 1920 in Wyandotte, County, Kansas City, Kansas. Sometime in 1919 or 1920. All information is welcome.

HARDSAW (DAVID, Helen BENNY) Kansas City. From: - David L. McMonigle (Aug 16, 1998)
I am seeking information on the descendants of David E. Hardsaw, Jr. (1894-1964) and his wife, Helen Benny (1905-1992). They both lived in the Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas area until their deaths.

ABBOTT (Nellie Francis(Miles) Abbott ) 3300 Benton Blvd. Kansas City,Kansas-----late 1920's. From: - jean roberts (Aug 27, 1998)
Searching for information on Nellie Francis Abbott Born 1875 in Newton County,Ar. would like to know when she died and where she is buried. Also would like to the name of her husband. They lived at 3300 Benton Blvd. Kansas City,Kansas. Any information or help will be greaty appreciate

MCCARTHY (John and Florence DeVaney) 728 Orville, Kansas City, in 1910 Census. From: - Candace McCarthy King (Aug 29, 1998)
Searching for any info particularly an obituary on John McCarthy who died between 1914 and 1920 -- at least, he's no longer listed in 1920 census.

PALMER (Wilkerson and Guinnie Elizbeth Utterback) Pomeroy @1870's. From: - Bill Palmer (Aug 30, 1998)
Looking for information on the family of Wilkerson Palmer b: 1821 in Kentucky d: 1876 in Pomeroy, Kansas married Guinnie Elizabeth Utterback b: 1831 in Kentucky d: 1913 in Pomeroy, Kansas. They were married in Anderson County, Kentucky in 1846. There are three children that I am aware of : William G. b: 1848 in Kentucky, Samuel B. b: 1850 in Kentucky and Mary S. b: 1861 in Indiana. Wilkerson was a Vet of the Mexican War was released on a Medical Discharge. Not sure if he recieved a pension. His Wife recieved a pension from 1887(?) until her death in 1913. Wilkerson was in Union Village, Johnson County, Indiana in 1861. He has one brother Elisha that as far as i know never left Kentucky and one Sister who is not known but who i think may have ended up in Washington County, Indiana. Would like to talk to anyone related to this family and exchange info. thanks - bill

YOUNG (WILLIAM P.) 1910 on. From: - Georgia Bristol (Aug 30, 1998)
I am looking for my Grandmother's nephew. He was born in Kansas City, KS. His father was WILLIAM H. YOUNG and his grandfather was WILLIAM W. YOUNG. His name is WILLIAM P. YOUNG. Please e-mail me direct.

ANDERSON (Klas and Clara Mathilda Johnson) in Wyandotte County 1869-1882. Lived along Swed Lane close to the Swedish Church. From: - Tammie Levin (Sep 3, 1998)
I am trying to find out where Klas and Clara came from in Sweden and if they had any other family living in Wyandotte County. They immigrated to the United States about 1869 possibly living in Jackson County, MO before settleling in this county. Klas was born about 1846 and Clara 1844 in Sweden. Klas and Clara had the following children: Ida, Lena, Lydia, Luke and David. Klas died in 1882 and the following year Clara moved her children to Osage City, KS.

ADAMS Samuel B (Samuel Mary Jenkins) Kansas city Ka early 1900"s to 1970. From: - johnnie m adams (Sep 3, 1998)
looking for information on date of death of samuel and mary adams they lived in kc for many years and i believe he worked for railroad but lost arm in train accident sometime in late 1930's or early 40"s

DUFFY (M.C. (MICHAEL) ) HORNIFF. From: - Diana Treff (Sep 4, 1998)

HANRION (Louis, Elizabeth Hartmann) Kansas City 1862. From: - Vance Hanrion (Sep 4, 1998)
Louis Basile Hanrion was born in France in 1836 m 1st Elizabeth Hartmann 2nd Gertrude Hartmann 3rd Harriet Higley died 1899 Kansas City, Kansas. Looking for information on Elizabeth and Gertrude Hartmann

VAN FOSSEN (John) . From: - T. L. Van Fossen (Sep 6, 1998)
Private John Van Fossen was a 1st Regiment Company B Kansas Volunteer. He lived somewhere in Wyondotte County. I would like to know the names of his parents, wife, and children. May have come from Ohio.

PERKINS (John and Sarah TYGART) Kansas City, Kansas ca 1872 to 1928. From: - Dennis M. Neil (Sep 9, 1998)
Seeking more information on Sarah Ann TYGART PERKINS, w/o John Wilke PERKINS. Sarah was b 1854 in Poubel Springs, AR and m 24 Nov. 1872 in Dade County, MO and d ca 1928 in Kansas City, KS. Any further information and/or corrections would be greatlly appreciated. Would be glad to exchange information on the TYGART line and what I have on the PERKINS line. Thanks!!! ---Dennis M. Neil

FRAZIER (FRANK AND MAUDE RATEKIN) 1910. From: - Patti Frazier (Sep 9, 1998)
I am searching for the burial place of Frank Forrest Frazier's son, Forrest, who died in an accident when he was 8. He was born around 1912 and died around 1920. Any help would be appreciated.

GOUGH (William ) Kansas City. From: - Arthur G. Austin (Sep 11, 1998)
I would appreciate an extensive obituary for William GOUGH who died 25 May 1928. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Arthur G. Austin, Bethlehem,PA

DONALDSON (William and Lieuzella HUGHES) Kansas City, Kansas from ? to the 1940's. From: - M. Donaldson (Sep 12, 1998)
Looking for parents and siblings of Lieuzella HUGHES as well as her place of birth. Looking for William Grover DONALDSON's siblings. Any help appreciated.

HANDRAHAN (Thomas,Ellen, unknown) 1870 census has them at Edwardsville, Wyandotte Co. From: - Dianna Bourke Privette (Sep 17, 1998)
HANDRAHEN, it could be spelled this way as the census is difficult to read the film. It appears that he was 50yrs and Ellen was 52yrs both b. Ireland. 2 children listed, Ellen middle initial not ledgable, age 10yrs and son Cornelius age 11yrs. There is the possibility they are related to my gggrandmother Katharine Ryan Handrahen Bourke, who moved to Leavenworth ca 1864 with son James and remarried in Mar 1867 to Michael Bourke in the Immulate Conception church, so her 1st husband must have been deceased. Only issue of her 1st husband was James b. 1860 Wheeling W. VA

CROSS (Joseph and Bernice) 1920-1949. From: - Rita Key (Sep 19, 1998)
Searching for Bernice or Joe Cross. Bernice possibly worked at a Kansas City, Ks. grainery around l920-l930's. Could also have daughter named Bernice in Kansas City around l949. Daughter possibly Darolyn Joe Cross.

McCARTHY (John and Florence DeVaney) 728 Orville Street in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, KS 1910 census. From: - Candace McCarthy King (Sep 20, 1998)
Particularly looking for cemetary info and date of death.

RODMAN (WILLIAM C) Kansas City. From: - Scott Rodman (Sep 25, 1998)
Seeking WILLIAM C RODMAN info. He moved to Kansas City from Indiana to live in 1870-1880's with family by my family records. Eventually William Rodman moved to Washigton Territory to the Yakima Valley joining his brothers John F & Charles Otto, &, father Dr. SW Rodman. Please contact me c/o email or write to: Scott Rodman 811 Kirkland Way Kirkland WA 98033 Best Wishes to you all...

RUTERBUSCH (Rudolph and Wilhelmina) Rosedale. From: - Melissa Ruterbusch (Oct 1, 1998)
Looking for any information on this family. They were in Rosedale in the 1880's +

TROWBRIDGE (James Farwell & Emily Augusta GARDNER nee STODDARD) Argentine, 1900 . From: - Terris 'Terry' C. Howard (Oct 1, 1998)
I am looking for any information and descentant information on James Farwell TROWBRIDGE born 26 Jun 1839 Pinckey, NY. He was a justice of the peace and a police judge in Argentine. Please contact me if you have any information.

MYRICK (POYNOR, Archie to MYRICK, Gertrude Elizabeth). From: - Greg Poynor (Oct 9, 1998)
Seeking information on Gertrude Elizabeth MYRICK and her family. b: 18 October, 1891 pob: Wolcott, Wyandotte Co., Kansas

WOODWICK (Earl). From: - Vince Woodwick (Oct 19, 1998)
Earl WOODWICK died in a hotel fire in Kansas City between the years 1925 & 1945. Not much to go on, but it's all I have. Searching for a date and any other info. Earl was my grandfather . All I know about him is his name and he came down from Superior (Douglass County) Wisconsin. Can anyone help ?

PIERCE (Dorothy PIERCE) 1920-. From: - Kim (Oct 22, 1998)
Benjamin Franklin had son Forest, who had daughter, Dorothy, who had two children, Henry 7/14/36 and Darlene 8/4/37

RUTLEDGE (John and Mary Gunn). From: - Terrie Cooper-Piper (Oct 28, 1998)
Looking for information on any and all "RUTLEDGES."I am trying to connect to a John & Mary (Gunn) Rutledge. I know that Mary died in Ks. 3/26/1883, not sure where and I know at one time they lived in Iola, Allen Cty, Ks. But I believe that they moved to this area later.

NEAL (S. L.; Ella Malinda SINGLETON) 1895. From: - Carol Garvin (Oct 31, 1998)
I am searching for any descendants of S.L. NEAL and Ella Malinda SINGLETON who were married 3 Sept 1895 in Kansas City, KS.

SINGLETON (Daniel ; Eva RODGE & Alsada CARPENTER). From: - Carol Garvin (Nov 1, 1998)
I am seeking information on Daniel Webster SINGLETON, b. 26 Mar 1853 in Braxton County, VA (now WV) and was known there as Webster. Family records say that he moved to Kansas and had no further contact with his family. The IGI Index lists him as having two wives. Frist: Eva Elanor RODGE. Second: Alsada CARPENTER. It is thought they lived in the Kansas City area. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

MILLER (Benjamin R. and Mary Belle COFFMAN) . From: - Edna Youngblood (Nov 1, 1998)
Benjamin R. Miller and Mary were found on the 1900 census in Wyndotte Co. with eight of their 13 children listed. I have not been able to find them again on the census, however they lived in the same place and they had five more children. Benjamin died either in Kansas or Missour (kansas city area) some tme in the 1940's I think. Mary died earlier when her last child was around 5yrs. old, she died on Christmas morning but I do not have the date. Any infor. would be greatly appreciated. children were: Embsley, Oscar,Pauline, Sadie, Edna, Grace, Jack, Milton, Archie, Frank, Harold, Elzie and Ezra?.

My uncle is looking for information about his birth mother. He was born October 10, 1918.