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Queries January - December 2004



Peggy Kehl-Fairfax March 16, 2004
I'm looking for my ggreat father, Ferdinand KEHL that lived in Ford County, KS. year 1880 born in Germany year 1818 Baden. On the census he is listed as Kcehl, (mispelled.) Ferdinand had a daughter named Kreszenz KEHL born in Baden, Germany year 1856 Oct. 27. She is listed on the 1870 census for Clark County, MO. I would appreciate any info. Thank you.



Patricia Hughbanks-Wolfe March 31, 2004
I am looking for information pertaining to Louisa Caroline Abbott HUGHBANKS who died 1911 Dodge City, Ford County. Any information on her or her family would be greatly appreciated. I believe her to be my great grandmother.



Rev. Jeff Hawkins April 6, 2004
Searching for SPAHR Family. Elmer SPAHR died Nov. 1969 in Bloom Ford County, Kansas. Looking for his Father Logan SPAHR who died around 1921 in the same area we believe. Any help would be appreciated. Wanting to find burial locale for both men. Thanking you for your assistance.


Ellen April 23, 2004
Baby boy born March 15, 1930 in Dodge City, Kansas and adopted. His adopted name was Vernie Ray NICHOLSON/NICHELSON. We are searching for any information on his birth parents or birth relatives.  He passed away in 1969 but his son would like any information on who his fathers family was. Now that he is dead there is no hope of getting a before adoption birth certificate from Kansas. All we know is that when he was born, the people who adopted him picked him up from the hospital in Dodge City, Kansas. Let me add this... his adoptive parents named him Vernie Ray NICHOLSON and then at some point they changed the spelling of their last name to NICHELSON. Thanks


Cathy Connelly May 2, 2004
my grandma Zella May Parker, was born in a covered wagon around Dodge City, 1888. Fasmily descended from James Parker, who founded Parkersburg Ill. I have direct lineage from 1888 to 1779. Contact me for further info


Tom Hess June 1, 2004
I am looking for descendants of Jacob E. and Harriet (VANDERMARK) HESS of Spearville, Ford Co., Kansas. Jacob was b. 22 Aug 1847 in Lancaster Co., PA m Oct 1867 in Palestine, IN d. 5 Oct 1928 in Spearville. Harriet d. 7 Mar 1930 in Spearville. Both are buried @ Silent Lamb Cem. I am looking for contacts with any relatives of theirs. I have a lot of information to share on this family.


John Blair June 26, 2004
I am very interested in the SHAFFER family, George R. & Minnie found on the 1910-30 Wilburn, Ford Co. KS Census, 3 children, Edward, Marie, and Leland. I believe George is the son of John & Sarah (Michaels) Shafer of Wilson Co. KS, and a family I have been trying to trace for a long time. Thanks for any help, and it would be great to find cousins out of this family!


waltonius July 6, 2004
I am seeking descendants of Judge Albert Benton REEVES, who died in Ford County in 1925; a building in Dodge City bears his name. I am a great-niece of his and have early studio photographs of his wife and sons I would like to return to his descendants. Thank you.


Dolores Stoner July 16, 2004
Searching for Louisa Caroline HUGHBANKS d. 1911 and we have lost location of her burial site Have confirmation of her death as in the clerk's register. We also believe a daughter Leona Burgess, who is buried in the same location. Any help appreciated. Thank you.


llee8888@cox.net July 21, 2004
PRYOR, Louis Graduated 1966. Any information regarding Louis or his family appreciated.


Mary L TimmonsAugust 8, 2004
George Anson PINNEY and wife Anna Maria HESSMAN, lived in Ford County Kansas. George Anson died in 1949 Spearville, Ford County Kansas. Their Children were Frances, George William, Annie. Any information would be appreciated. George William was my great grandfather and he passed away in California 1989. Who were George Anson's parents and Anna HESSMAN's parents. What became of the daughters?


Gary Wilson August 24, 2004
I just discovered your web page on Ford County and I wonder if I might take a minute of your time?
My name is Gary WILSON and I'm searching for information on my grandfather, Arthur Leroy WILSON, who was born in Dodge City on September 28, 1889. He went by Roy L. WILSON most of his life.
His father was named Calvin (not sure of the spelling) and his mother was Emma Roberts. I have no information about them.
He had at least one brother, Fred, and a sister named Ella.
I know that he and my grandmother were married on February 22, 1913 in Smith Center, Kansas.
Thank you very much for considering this query.


Christine E. Desaulnier October 13, 2004
Parker Family:  My Father Marshall Ivey Parker born June 3, 1919, passed away August 30, 2000. He lived in Dodge City (Ford County) Kansas.......and raised 8 children with Delores Jaso Torrez - Parker. I am seeking two children he had with a former wife, Ann (spelling may vary) Parker. I believe a son and a daughter would now be in their late 40's.

Any info would be greatly appreciated... as I have been searching for many years...and so was DAD; before he passed he wanted me to find [information] using the internet and I still continue to do so.


Tracy Davis December 11, 2004
I'm looking for any information on the descendants of Robert Marr WRIGHT's son Henry. Where he lived. Where he died, how many children he had. His wife's name, etc. Does anyone know if he had a daughter named Lucille?


Sheri Galliher December 16, 2004
I am searching for a record of my Grandfather's death. I was told he died while in the Old Soldier's Home at Ft. Dodge. The year would have been between 1937 and 1940. His name was William Widup. If you can provide any information I would appreciate it.


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