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Ackermann, Adams, Allen, Baier, Banks, Black, Bourland, Boyd, Brown, Caylor, Clapper, Coleman, Conrad, Dale, Dennis, Doherty, Droste, Duesing, Dyer, Earnest, Etrick, Frakes, Fredelake, Hamilton, Hammond, Hattrup, Heeke, Heiland, Hopkins, Horne, Hornung, Hughes, Imel, Issinghoff, Kendall, Kirkpatrick, Klenke, Kolbeck, Konda, Lamb, Lampe, Langlois, Laton, Lawrence, LierleMarrs, Miller, Molitor, Nau, Peintner, Peppercorn, Pinney, Proll, Reay, Reed, Reed, Reinhart, Roberts, Ruggles, Sanders, Sauer, Sego, Shain, Shean, Shirley, Snell, Snook, Sprott, Stoneking, Tasset, Temaat, Thesing, Thompson, Tieben, Tisdal, Torline, Upham, Warner, Wilcoxen, Wilson



Paul Dale Sun, January 31, 1999
I have the obit of Jesse A. SPROTT born 1 July 1884 TX, died 13 July 1979 from the Dodge City Daily Globe whose father was James A. SPROTT of TX. In this obit it mentions the following names. If anyone is connected to these families I would like to hear from you. Jesse married 4 times. 1) Mabel C. DALE 1912 Fogan, OK, she died Dodge City Ks 1934. 2) Mrs. Bertha Mae IMEL she died 14 May 1961 3) Mrs. Marcia Ann CROSS she died 27 Jan 1966 4) Mrs. Mamie RUSHING married 22 May 1967 and was living at time of his death according to obit. Four Sons, Dale A. of Highland, CA. I have him on the SSN Death as being born 7 Aug 1912 died 21 Jan 1995 last address 92346, Highland, San Bernardino, CA. I also have his graduating class program of 1931 from the Ford High School Ford, KS. Mark of Sierra Visa, AZ. Lloyd of Sierra Visa, AZ I have his SSN Death as being born 28 Nov 1928 died 16 Jun 1994 no location given. Glenn of Somerset, Great Britain, no other info. Four daughters, Esther SPROTT of Wilcox, AZ; Mrs. Edith SALEM, Ingalls, KS; Mrs. Ruth LEONARD of Blue Mound, KS; and Mrs. Dorothy SCHEUERMAN of Highland, CA; one sister, Mrs. Pearl PEARSALL of Elkhart, KS. Mable C. DALE was the daughter of Willard Edward DALE born 25 April 1861 Winnebeggo Co., IL., died 2 Nov 1892 unknown place. But his last son was Walter Washington Dale Born 2 July 1892 Bentonsport, Van Buren Co., IA. Mable C. DALE mother was Sarah Lizzie WARNER born 17 June 1864 Marshall Co., IL., died 19 Feb 1912 unknown location. They were married 6 Nov 1886 unknown location. Sarah parents was Albert WARNER born abt 1823 MA., and Rosa Unknown born 1823 Germany. I also the burial location of Jesse and Mable SPROTT as the Ford Cemetery, Ford, KS., Plot A, Lot J6.


Larry Mills Sun, January 31, 1999
I am doing research on my great-grandparents: Arthur Gidney RUGGLES Katherine (Nellie) DOHERTY (died in Dodge City, Ks Dec 1917).  They had 7 children - the youngest was my grandmother.    My main research efforts are for Nellie's family lines.  I would greatly appreciate any help on this DOHERTY line. I have tons and tons of RUGGLES info though and would be happy to share that with anyone needing it.


Cheryl Walker Sun, January 31, 1999
Hezekiah SHIRLEY, originally from Monroe County, Kentucky, worked for the railroad and was killed near Dodge City, Kansas approximately 1880 to 1885.  He supposedly worked as a surveyor, left a widow and two infant children in Kentucky.  Looking for his burial location or circumstances of his death.  His widow asked her daughter to continue to search for him, then she asked her daughter, my grandmother, who is now asking me to continue the search.   If newspaper or railroad archives still exist in Ford County from that period, please let me know. Thanks,


Sarah Sun, January 31, 1999
Does anyone have this family; Mahala BANKS, born 25 Nov 1854, KS father: John BANKS, Mother; Mariah (maiden name unknown) Married Eber S. MILLER; 07 Nov 1873, NE children (all MILLER Surname) Minnie Bell, William Leslie, Addie May, Ella Amantha, Edgar Maroni, Walter Harris, Maude, Albert, and John R. Mahala BANKS is my great grand mother. Please help if you can.


Lynn Earnest White Wed, March 10, 1999
My grand parents and great-grandparents lived in Ford Co. from the late 1870's. Their names were Charles Carl MOLITOR and Lenora Alice BAIER. His parents Joseph MOLITOR and his wife Franziska SAUER MOLITOR were early settlers from Germany. My uncle still lives on the original farm. I'll be anxious to search later additions to the 1885 census. Thank you for all the hard work!!! I was interested, though, in the location of the State Soldier's Home, because I found the name of another great-grandfather Jacob EARNEST listed as a 1920 resident. I was not aware that he had been a soldier and wondered if this is a relative. I know he died in Salina KS in 1922.


Ron Bunch Wed, March 10, 1999
Looking for any information on F. R ALLEN killed in the streets of Dodge City Kansas 29-Nov-1890 Wife Harriet (Hattie) Malissia ALLEN Maiden name CAYLOR married 1878 Ford Co. Daughter Rosa Bell ALLEN born 5-Oct-1879 Ford Co. Rosa Bell ALLEN Is my Grandmother. Information on any family member Appreciated


Tom Snook Wed, March 10, 1999
My grandparents were SNOOK and REINHART in Ford Kansas. I can't seem to find any information in my parent's stuff. I would really like to know more about the family history. Grandmother was Minnie SNOOK (REINHART) and my grandfather was Harold SNOOK. I remember living on a farm with my grandmother when I was very young. Any information on the family or how I can find out more is really appreciated.


James Schaeffer Wed, March 10, 1999
Hi I'm in search of my adoption records . I was born in Dodge City, Kansas on July 25 1970 to a women named Elizabeth BOURLAND. Could you help me out...


Eva Hopkins Wed, March 10, 1999
I am researching my husband's HOPKINS line. David H HOPKINS dau Laurie Ellen (Nellie) HOPKINS (b 1857) married Jay PINNEY in 1874 in Chesterton, Porter Co, IN. They moved to Ford, Ford Co, Kansas where Nellie died Oct 9, 1926. Jan b 1847 died 1937. They are buried at Riverview Cemetery there. Are there any descendants who might have their pictures? Their ch were: Clarabell b 1875, Ralph 1883-1960, Lawrence C 1885-1902. Would like to include in our new Chesterton historical museum. Thanks.


Carol Masoner Wed, March 10, 1999
I am searching for information about a Mary FRAKES who is buried in the Bucklin, Ford County, KS cemetery. The headstone has her dying in 1906. I have been told that she is my ggrandmother. The only other info I have is that she was born Mary HAMILTON, married Uriah STONEKING, possibly in Greene Co. PA. They moved to the Schuyler-McDonough County area of IL where Uriah and some of the children died of cholera. She remarried in 1857 to Jacob FRAKES. They were in Schuyler Co in 1860 and I believe in 1870. I have been unable to come up with what happened and how she came to be buried in Kansas.


Laura Tasset Koehn Wed, March 10, 1999
Seeking information regarding Windthorst, Ford County, KS families, for inclusion in a compilation of Holy Cross Cemetery information. Some major families within the cemetery include: ACKERMANN, DROSTE, DUESING, FREDELAKE, HATTRUP, HEEKE, HEILAND, HORNUNG, ISSINGHOFF, KLENKE, KOLBECK, KONDA, LAMPE, NAU, PEINTNER, PEPPERCORN, SHEAN, TASSET, TEMAAT, THESING, TIEBEN, TORLINE. I will gladly share what I have collected so far on any family buried in this cemetery.


Sharon Westmoreland Wed, March 10, 1999
Looking for the parents of Ida May REAY married Isaac Newton IMEL. This was 2nd husband. First was Robert Anderson ROBERTS. They would be my grandparents. Any info appreciated.


Sandra Perry Wed, March 10, 1999
Seeking information on Nancy Ellen HAMMOND born 26 Jun 1836 Waverly, Morgan Co IN died 14 June 1923 in Dodge City KS? I believe she is buried in Dodge City but I do not know where. She was married 1st to James R. KENDALL, 2nd to Aaron PROLL, 3rd to Marion MARRS.



Juanita Herbst on Saturday, June 5, 1999
Looking for Carl Louis REED born abt 1895 married Neva KIRKPATRICK in Dodge City. She was born there to a Lily Clyde BOYD and John KIRKPATRICK. John had a barber shop in Dodge City and Carl and Neva are in the 1920 census.


Kathleen Blumenschine Sat, June 5, 1999
Seeking descendants of Laurent V. or Joseph D. LANGLOIS of Spearville, KS. in hopes they would have family information about Thomas REED of Topeka, KS. and how he is related to George REED of Peoria, IL. George W. REED was my g-g-grandfather. Thanks.


Shirley Newton LOMON Sat, June 5, 1999
Would like any info. on Edward Larned LAMB and wife, Alzada "Zadie" [UPHAM] LAMB who are said to have lived Bloom, Ford Co. Alzada b. 1841 NY - came to Kansas from Waukegan, Illinois. My grandmother said that "Edward owned much of the town of Bloom..." They had one daughter, Ida who was a school teacher and said to have never married. When or where did they die - are buried????


Bettie Confer Sat, June 5, 1999
Need information for death date for Gideon A. HUGHES.  He homesteaded late 1800's near Dodge City, Ford Co., KS.  He died Spearville, Ford Co., KS. Death date and any other info for Gideon would be appreciated.


Larry Dean Wilcoxen, Jr. Sat, June 5, 1999
I am looking for the descendants of William Thomas WILCOXEN and George Horton WILCOXEN who were early pioneers in the Ford, Ford Co. area. They came from Nodaway Co. Missouri about 1881 and settled with their mother near the town of Ford.  I have a lot of info. on the ancestry of these two men that I would love to share.


G. Unlisted Sat, June 5, 1999
COLEMAN Seeking information on Samuel COLEMAN (1847-1929) and his son John COLEMAN (1871/72-?). Both resided and/or worked in Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.


Sandra Kornish Sat, June 5, 1999
Seeking information on Andrew HORNE, husband of Kate Fletcher WILSON, possibly married in Dodge City in 1893. Was photographer by profession and had studio at 19 S. Main, Hutchison, KS in 1894 when my grandmother, Esther HORNE TISDAL was born. Andrew was originally from Scotland and we think he moved to Los Angeles. We have wedding pictures from Dodge City. Any information appreciated.


Joe Etrick Sat, June 5, 1999
I would like information about my grandfather Frederik Agousta ETRICK who came to Dodge City in the late 1800's with his mother I believe. He was about 12 years old when he came to the United States and unknown age when he came to Kansas. He owned a commercial printing business, a movie theater and may have been involved in other business in Dodge City. He had sons Milo Melvin (my father in 1902), Herbert, Carl, and daughter Ethel. My father Milo Melvin (Mike) was president of the Finney County Historical Society for some time in the '70's.


Laura Tasset Koehn Sat, June 5, 1999
Seeking Wilbur Francis BLACK b. 19 Feb 1895 place unknown, d. 19 Jun 1984 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, md. date/place unknown, to Fern Grace CLAPPER b. 31 Oct 1900 in Great Bend, Barton, KS, d. 3 Jun 1973 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, daughter of Charles Henry CLAPPER & Alice "Tina" LIERLE. Wilbur's father was George Washington BLACK b. 1860 in OH, d. 1902 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, md. date/place unknown, to Anna P. SHAIN b. 1874 in KY, d. 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, daughter of Charles Marion SHAIN and Julia A. ?.

Seeking Charles Henry CLAPPER b. 22 Dec 1872 in Erie, Bedford, PA, d. 29 May 1948 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, md. date/place unknown, to Alice "Tina" LIERLE b. 3 Dec 1883 in Durham, Marion, KS, d. 24 Nov 1903 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, daughter of John Robert LIERLE and Anna Elizabeth WILSON. Charles and Alice had the following children: Fern Grace CLAPPER md. Wilbur Francis BLACK Delbert CLAPPER Elmer CLAPPER Oscar CLAPPER Jennie CLAPPER

Seeking Charles Marion SHAIN b. 1838 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, d. 1918 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, md. date/place unknown, to Julia A. ?, b. 1840 in Ireland, d. 1923 in Dodge City, Ford, KS. Charles and Julia had a daughter: Anna P. SHAIN b. 1874 in KY, d. 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, md. date/place unknown, to George Washington BLACK b. 1860 in OH, d. 1902 in Dodge City, Ford, KS, son of Thomas L. BLACK.


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