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Barb Thurs, January 1, 1998
Seeking information on Phillip DUNKEL (born Germany in 1852) listed on 1900 US Census as living alone and working as a lineman on the railroad. Wishing contact with any descendants to share information. thank you Barb


Paul E. Black Thurs, January 1, 1998
My query is for my Grandmother, Elizabeth Ellen (GILBRAITH) BLACK. She was born April 14, 1865, Died March 3, 1903, buried in the John McKee's Cemetery at Howell Ks. Her father George GILBRAITH was from Scotland married Martha RYAN in Chattanooga TN. George was a engineer on a Mississippi riverboat for the Northern Army from 1861 to 1865. They moved to Henderson, Mo (near Springfield) Elizabeth was born there. Elizabeth married my Grandfather William Henry BLACK, born July 9, 1865 in Cairo, Ill, died Feb 18, 1935, buried in Marion, Oh. They married in Henderson, Mo on May 10, 1884. They had five offspring, Grace Ethel born Dec 23, 1887, Louis James born 10/29/1890, Tina Mae born 8/4/1893 (she married a Clay Britton near Springfield Mo,) William n/m born 9/2/1885 (my Father,) Viola born 7/17/1899. More information is available on ancestors and descendants.



Ken Granth Thurs, January 1, 1998
I'm seeking anything on the KENNEY family, one of whom was a sheriff of Dodge in the 19th century? Thanks


Peter Freeland Sat, January 10, 1998
Any info on Clarence TRUITT lived about 1973 Dodge City. Had roots in Ft. Wayne, In.


Jean Masco Sun, February 1, 1998
I purchased a photograph at a local (Florida) antique. Two men, one in work clothes, one in suit and hat - late 1930's? Names on back, "Kenneth and John ROSS". Signage on panel truck in photo reads: "Fort Dodge, Kansas. Anyone interested in the picture please send your address and I will mail it to you.


Wedaw Sun, February 1, 1998
Seeking information about and descendents of John MCCARTER and wife Margaret MCCARTER, b. Margaret CROW m. 1858-1860 in Joplin/ Springfield, Missouri. Children: James MCCARTER b. 1862; John (Jack) MCCARTER b. 1864; Will MCCARTER b. 1866; Joseph MCCARTER b. 1868; Iola MCCARTER b. 1870; Kittie MCCARTER b. 1870; Mable MCCARTER b. 1883 m. Jacob Couch SWISHER. Margaret MCCARTER buried Dodge City, Kansas, date unknown.


Mika Jackson Hamby Tues, March 10, 1998
Need information on my g-grandfather, Benoni Johnston JACKSON who was an Indian Scout for the government, stationed at Dodge City. He lived there with his wife, Mary Octavia WALLACE JACKSON. Three of their children were born there: Charles Edmond JACKSON, Lillian May JACKSON & George Benoni JACKSON. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks


Pam Armstrong Fri, April 10, 1998
Looking for any information on Lincoln ARMSTRONG b abt 1865 in IN moved to Ks, Anderson Co. in abt 1870 and moved to Dodge City 1880 and lived out his life there. Any information!


Linda Bischoff Fri, April 10, 1998
Charles H. YOUNG & Florence E. JUSTIN YOUNG, Dodge City KS 1920-1959, Pratt KS 1912-1920. Do these names ring any bells for anyone?


Kenneth L. Forbes Fri, April 10, 1998
I am looking for additional information on Eben (Ebenezer) FORBS (FORBES) and his descendants. His name has been spelled a variety of ways: Ebban / Eben / Ebin / Ebenezer / Eban / Eaben / Eb. ~~ Forbes / Forbs / Firbs / Forbz / Fordes. Born: 1826 in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Died: April 14, 1898 at the Soldier's Home in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Buried: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., Kansas. // First Enlistment ~~ Civil War // Enlisted: September 10, 1861 at Fairmount Township for 3 years service. Private - Company F, 53rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Discharged: November 19, 1862 at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Fractured right ankle while on duty in Washington, DC on November 28, 1861. Pension Claim #11,852 //Second Enlistment ~~ Civil War // Reenlisted: August 22, 1864 at Scranton, PA. Private - Company A, 143rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Honorably discharged: June 12, 1865 at Hart Island, New York Harbor. He lived in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, PA before the war. He lived in Harveyville, PA after the war. In March 1876, he relocated to Elmdale, Kansas. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic Grandparents: Nathan and Thankful (HALE) FORBES b: 1754-CT and 1755-CT Parents: Amos and Lucy (TRESCOTT) FORBES b: 1780-MA and; 1791-MA Three Siblings & Some Spouses Identified: Nathan & Maria (PAUGH) FORBES b: 1815-PA and 1823-NJ William; Rachel FORBES b: 1818-PA; 1819-PA Susannah FORBES b: 1821-PA. Other Siblings Include: Female b: 1810-1815 // Female b:1815-1820 // Male b:1820-1825 His 1st wife in Luzerne County, PA was named Rosette. He married Rebecca Priscilla MAXWELL on December, 7, 1876 in Elmdale, Kansas. Her parents were M.A. and Ellen (____) MAXWELL [KY/IL]. They had a son named Archie P. FORBES, b: Abt 1878, d: April 1944. Archie died at Winfield, KS and buried in Elmdale Cemetery, Elmdale, KS. Thanks! Kenneth L. Forbes 12105-157th Street Court East Puyallup, WA 98374


Judy Fri, April 10, 1998
I would like to hear from anyone who has information on the ROWTON's in Gray and Ford counties in the late 1800's or 1900's. I am looking for the ancestors and descendants of William, John, Samuel or Thomas ROWTON from Virginia.


Evelyne Keith Fri, April 10, 1998
I am looking for descendents of Leander M. GRISHAM and Willie Mae DUNCAN who were married in Dade County, MO in 1887. Leander died in Ford County 24 Feb 1954; Willie Mae apparently died before 1919. I have a photograph which I would like to confirm as being of Willie Mae. If anyone can be of help I would most appreciate it.


Candee Kolb Fri, April 10, 1998
I am looking for ANY information ANYONE has and is willing to share on the following town in FORD Co.: Windthorst I know nothing about the town and would be really excited if there were any other people from Windthorst or researching ancestry in Windthorst or even surrounding towns. Am particularly interested in FRANK and DOLL surnames.


Robert Christy Sat, May 2, 1998
Am looking for any information on my great-grandfather who was a cattle buyer in Dodge City after discharge from the Union Army. I have very little information about him except that his last name was CHRISTY or CHRISTIE and one of his sons was Edward Thomas CHRISTY. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

I am trying to locate information on my great-grandfather Henry E. CHRISTY, married to Elizabeth A?? CHRISTY, who was supposed to have lived in Dodge City at some point after the Civil War and been a cattle buyer. He had four children, Douglass CHRISTY, Wardell CHRISTY, Edward Thomas CHRISTY and Eva P. CHRISTY. Thank you


Ronda Palidino Sat, May 2, 1998
I am looking for any information on my grandfather name Emil CHARBONEAU who died in Dodge City August 1986. His birth date was July 3 or 4 1898. He was married to Clara Jane WILSON which they had two children. I am trying to find more on his father I know his name was John and his father was Louis so any info would be wonderful.


Diron Ahlquist Thurs, May 14, 1998
Charles "Charlie" MORROW lived in Ford County during the mid 1870s. Possibly died before 1880. Any info would be appreciated on any MORROW's from the area.


Merle Bennett Mon, May 25, 1998
The following obit is of my Great Grandmother, any connections would be appreciated; OBITIUARY  Myrtie Celestia KEYS Myrtie Celestia KEYS was born at Burlington, Kansas, January 2, 1872, and departed this life at the Trinity Methodist Hospital at Dodge City, at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 28 days. For the past 18 years she lived in Kansas City, Mo., until she began to fail in health. She came to Dodge City to live with her daughter, Ferne. She was married to James Edwin KEYS in 1891, who preceded her in death in 1921. To this union, five children were born: Elma Berry of Riverside, Calif., Lucille Graves of Ness City, Claude KEYS of Kansas City, Mo., Merle Bieber of Ness City, and Ferne KEYS of Dodge City. Mrs. KEYS joined the Methodist church of Prairie View during early life and remained true this faith until her passing. Mrs. KEYS was a very devoted mother and always very thoughtful of her family. Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her passing: Four sisters and one brother: Pearl Conger of Bristow, Okla., Leon WATKINS of Halls Summit, Lula Moore of Waverly, Joy Brown of Kansas City, Mo., and Aimee Ward of Burlington. One sister, Clara Hester of LaCygne and two brothers, Maynard WATKINS and Harry WATKINS, preceded her in death. Besides her children and brothers and sisters, she leaves seven grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Waverly on Sunday, September 2, at 2 p.m. Interment was made in the Waverly Cemetery besides the body of her husband, James Edwin Keys. (Ness City Newspaper, Thursday, September 6, 1951)


Sandra Jones Sun, June 14, 1998
Looking for information on James COSS . Was in Ford Co. in 1900 Census wife was Luella CARPENTER COSS, they were married in 1905 and she had died before 1910. Did she die in Ford Co. Where would I get a marriage record.? Thank You


Brenda Sat, July 18, 1998
I am looking for information on Lillie IMEL born 22 July 1879 to Andrew Jackson IMEL and Katherine Lucy HASKELL. She was born in Spearville, KS, Ford Co.  Lillie married Albert Burr SPENCER and had two sons Lee Roy SPENCER and Ernest Eugene SPENCER then in 19 Nov 1904 she married Lewis Edwin BEEVER in Dodge City KS.  I am also looking for information on Lewis Edwin BEEVER. I don't know were he was born. Any information on Clifford ANSON, born Jan 15 1908 married Clara Viola BEEVER in Spearville, KS. Clifford and Clara were my grandparents. Any information on any of these would be appreciated. Thank You


rlrhill Sat, July 18, 1998
I am searching for information about the ancestors and siblings of Everett Tandy HILL. He was born Sep 11, 1860 in Monroe Co, MO. He married Lovetta Leora STEVENS on Feb 2, 1891 in KS.  Together they raised 11 children, the last two being born in Dodge City. Everett died in Dodge City Jan 18, 1937. Most of the children moved to California as did Lovetta after Everett died.


Edmond M. Jacoby Tues, August 11, 1998
MADISON, Edmond Haggard b. 1865 d. 1911  In between those dates, according to family tradition handed down by people who weren't there, he was Ford County's prosecutor, a Kansas judge and a school teacher. Was a member of U.S. Congress when he died.  Buried at Maple Grove. Wife's maiden name may have been VANCE, possible Christian name Arilla (or variant). She may have been second wife. His daughter Lillian married Chester JACOBY, divorced, then later married ?? Nicholas. She was buried at Maple Grove. His daughter Marguerite (or variant) married Carl JACOBY. May have had other daughters, or stepdaughters. Lillian's son Edmond Madison JACOBY born Dodge City July 1918 buried at sea 1971, but there's supposed to be a US Gov-type marker at Maple Grove. JACOBY's must have been local family early 20th century, and Chester (Chet) may have worked for the Dodge City newspaper in the late teens or 1920s. Most of his adult life he seems to have been owner/editor of newspaper in Norton, KS. Other names associated with MADISON, unknown relationship: A. P. EMRIE; BOYD. Any information appreciated.


Ron Reid Tues, August 11, 1998
Jonas J. DANFORD moved to Ford County after Civil War with wife Mary WILSON, and children Leicester, Hiram, John F., William P., Emma J., and Charles S. Jonas J. and his sons ran a livery stable in Dodge City. Don't know how long in Dodge City before moving to Stafford KS.


Delana Sinz Tues, August 11, 1998
I have a photo taken in 1886 of William Ira HOOD and Sarah DILLON. It is a wedding photo, I believe. They are my great-great(??) grandparents and I've been told they had something to do with one of the newspapers in Dodge City. Any info?? Thanks


Fred & Cindy Freeman Sun, November 8, 1998
I am seeking information on the descendants of Luny Craft MAULSBY residing in Ford County, KS. Luny was the son of John MAULSBY and Mary Ann CRAFT. He was born in Indiana, was a Union soldier from Iowa during the Civil War, lived in Kansas, married twice first to Martha Jane CALE who died in OK; second to Helen Wells KIMMERLE.


Stacey Nerdin Sun, November 8, 1998
I have very limited information on my great grandfather, George Alexander Gray. Information I have says that he was born December 8, 1878 in Spearville (Ford County) Kansas. I have no info on his parents or other relatives. Would appreciate what little help anyone could offer. Thank you.


Maryetta Rogerson Sun, November 8, 1998
I'm looking for Thomas Jefferson TAYLOR and his wife Angeline. They ran a boarding house and a restaurant in Bucklin in the 1900's. They came there from Missouri. Then moved to Pratt, Kansas. He was born in Ill. in 1848, married there, his first wife died and he married Angeline Myers SNEDIGAR in Putnum Co. Missouri. I would appreciate any information on these people. Thank You,


K. Singer Sun, November 8, 1998
I am looking for information about my great uncle, Fred SINGER.  In a book called Dodge City Queen of the Cowtowns it mentions him as one of the sheriffs of Ford county but it gives no dates or other information.


Timothy Brown Mon, December 21, 1998
Seeking information on Rev. J. W. TIPTON for research project documenting spread of Christian Church (a predecessor denomination of the United Church of Christ) to Colorado. Only known information: "Rev. J. W. TIPTON changes his address from Ft. Dodge, Kansas, [Ford County] to Burlington, Colorado." From The Herald of Gospel Liberty, Vol. XCV, No. 46, Nov. 12, 1903.


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