Jackson County Queries
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submitted by Charles A. Leach
I am interested in the Purcell family that lived in Independence, Jackson County, MO
from about 1881 thru about 1939.
George Thomas Purcell was an attorney who was born in KY in 1850
and died in Independence in 1912.
His wife, Mary, died in Independence in July 1939.
One son, Warren, died in Independence in 1918,
and another son, who was the Deputy Clerk for Jackson County, died in Independence in May 1936.
George and Mary had three daughters, Maude, Ruth, and Helen,
but I have not been able to find who they married.
Looking for info on descendants of Elmer E. Barnett b. 1861 Armstrong county, PA., married Lura Belle b. 1867, MO. maiden name unknown), settled in KC, MO and was still living there as late as 1936 when mentioned in the obituary of his sister Martha Jane Barge Barnett Baird of Greeley, CO. Elmer E. and Lura Belle had 2 children: Lura J. Barnett b. 1890, and Elmer J. Barnett b. 1895. We would like to know where and when any of these people died, and to locate any living descendants. Goal is to lean the name of Elmer E.'s mother (his father is Joseph Barnett b. 1810 Armstrong county, PA. d. about 1884, Van Buren county, IA or Scott county, MO.) Any suggestions welcome.
Patrick T. Dolan
I am in need of a date of death for Hillary (aka Hilory, Hilary) R. Dobyns (aka Dobbyns, Dobbins), who moved to KC after the Civil War and was still alive as late as 1881. Thanks.
Robinn R. Poynter
Interested in sharing info with anyone connected with Pointer/Poynter lines. Grandville D. Pointer b. KY abt. 1817 s/o Edmond Pointer and Nancy Chapman. 1st sp. Sarah Ann Puckett m. 1840
2nd sp. Marg. Toles m. 1851. Only child I know (I am sure there were more) Eliza Jane Pointer 1841-1921. She married Lewis P. Moore in 1850 in Platte county, MO. Lewis and Eliza Pointer-Moore's children: Mary, Nannie, Rose and William Granville Moore. Grandville D. Pointer was a grandson of Wm. Pointer and Sarah Sally Chapman. Grandville D. Pointer was in KC, Jackson county. Would like to find out what happened to him, when and where he died, if he had anymore children. Thanks.
Roy Murduck was born 20 Sept. 1886, place unknown. Sometime before 1951 he was living in the State of Missouri, and he died while residing in Independence in July of 1975 (This info from the SSDI). Any assistance with identifying his wife, children, and birth place and parent's name much appreciated.
Lemuel Pearson married Elizabeth Masters, 1836, Jackson county, MO. They had 3 girls named, Phoebe, Margaret and Martha. They left Jackson county sometime after 1845 in a wagon train to Texas. Lemuel ruptured a spleen at Gotebo, OK, trying to fix a wagon wheel and died. They hollowed out a log and buried him in that. Elizabeth went on with the wagon train, married a Larner, he died with pneumonia after 1 year. She had a daughter, Clarinda in 1849. Elizabeth then married my to-be ggrandfather, Samuel Newby, had a boy (my grandfather) and a daughter named Willie. He got killed in the Civil War. Does anyone know about the Pearsons or Elizabeth Masters before they were married in 1836, who were their families? Thanks.
Mary J. Sheridan
Caroline Pritchett b. 2/2/1824 in Independence, Jackson county, MO (parents unknown). She and her brother, David Pritchett, moved to Bowie county, TX in 1867. Was married to an unknown Smith, possibly E. G. Smith. Had three known children, Matthew "Mitt" Smith, Minnie Smith, and David Lawrence Smith (my ggrandfather) was born in 1850 in Independence, Jackson county, MO. Any info would be appreciated.
Dennis Jay Frost
Am searching for info on Hendrix, Susan Viola b. 18 July 1872 in Jackson county, MO m. Large, Ulysses S. (no date) d. 18 Oct. 1951 in Topeka, KS. Had 3 sisters: Ida, Jennie & Dollie and a brother named Edward. Lived in McLouth, KS until 1925 and moved to Topeka, KS. If you have any info on the above, please e-mail me.
Researching the Powell family. Peter Powell who is born 1856 in Knox county, KY. Moves to Cape Girardeau county, MO and marries a M. J. Clippard. They have 4 children. I only know the name of one is Willie (William) born 1876. Later on the Powell family moves to Jackson county, MO., I am told. Any info would be appreciated. Have lots of my Powell family info to share. Thanks.
Looking for info on Sibbel Sanford Martin and her grandson, Jewel Sanford. Sibbel was the daughter of James Doolittle Sanford. She lived in Independence, MO., with her two sons, Frank Johnson b. 1877 and Carlton Henry b. 1888. Both sons took the last name Sanford. She married George Martin in 1893 in Jackson county where she died in 1938. Her son Frank Sanford married Bertha May Skidmore in 1906 in Jasper, MO. Birtha's son, Jewel Jefferson Erwin b. 1903, took the name Sanford and was living in Okmulgee in 1927.
I'm looking for info on my father's parents. My dad's name was Thomas Jasper Nation, he was born in KC (Jackson county) on Jan. 10, 1897. His dad's name was William Henry Nation and his mother was Loreeta Belle Schrogham.
I am seeking info on the death record of James A. Bailey, b. 1857. He left Shannon county and moved around KC after 1903. He was not on the 1910 census so I am guessing he died before 1910. Any help would be appreciated.
My husband's grandmother, Margaret J. (Morrison) Bellew, better known as Maggie, was born in KC, Jackson county, MO., on July 23, 1887. Her fathers name was John H. Morrison and her mothers was Elizabeth Burleson. She married Frank Bellew on June 28, 1907 in KC, MO. Would appreciate any info on the Morrison or Burleson lines. Thanks.
Cornelius Maloney, born 1863 in Crossingville, PA. His mother died in 1909 and according to the death notices he came from KC to attend the funeral. I do not know his wife's name but, he had at least 3 children, Bertha, Agnes and John (not 100% sure of their names). His parents name were Margaret O'Brien Maloney and Michael Maloney (my ggrandparents).
Seeking info on Harry J. Kirby who died in KC in 1947. According to info received he was born in St. Louis in 1899 to Henry and Mary Schermer Kirby. Have never found these three individuals together in any census.
I am an adoptee searching for my birthparents. I was born 5/14/62 in Florence Crittendon Home in KC, MO. Delivered by Leonard A. Wall. My mother was 18 at the time and my father was 22 at the time. My father's mother was a former Metropolitan Opera singer. It seems that both families lived in the KC area. My mother worked for Hallmark Cards and the phone company. My father worked for a large manufacturer and was going to law school. Both parents mothers worked for large hospitals. Desperately need medical history.
I am looking for any info on J. W. Shamleffer and Martha Bedgood Langford Shamleffer Smith Allen. They married in 1878, and he died in KC, Jackson county, MO, in 1885 in his 30's. He was probably born in Baltimore, MD, and she was born in 1850 in Rising Sun, OH. They had one surviving child, John Raymond Shamleffer, born October 7, 1882 in KC. Can anyone help?
I need to find William Willis and Mary (Drummond) Smith who was supposedly living in Lee's Summit, MO during the last years of 1800's and early 1900's. I have not been able to find death or burial records for them or any record of their children. Both were born in OH and are supposed to have located permanently about 1870. I would appreciate any help or suggestions anyone can give. If there are descedants living there would like to locate them for a Smith family reunion to be held in OH on July 12. Thanks.
Seeking info on Harry J. Kirby who died in KC in 1947. According to info received he was born in St. Louis in 1899 to Henry and Mary Schermer Kirby. Have never found these three individuals together in any census.
David W. Jackson
Looking for Bischofsberger, Kruger, Ramsey. Thanks.
Maloney, Cornelius. Born 1863 in Crossingville, PA. His mother died in 1909 and according to the death notices he came from KC to attend the funeral. I do not know his wife's name, but he had atleast three children. Bertha, Agnes and John (not 100% sure of their names). His parents name were Margaret O'Briean Maloney and Michael Maloney (my ggrandparents).
My husbands grandmother, Margaret J. (Morrison) Bellew, better known as Maggie, was born in KC, Jackson county, MO on July 23, 1887. Her fathers name was John H. Morrison and her mothers name was Elizabeth Burleson. She married Frank Bellew on June 28, 1907 in KC, MO. Would appreciate any info on the Morrison or Burleson lines. Thank you.
I am seeking information on the death record of James A. Bailey - born 6/1857. He left Shannon county and moved to around KC after 1903. He was not on the 1910 census so I'm guessing he died before 1910. Any help would be appreciated.
Looking for a practical nurse with the last name of Kelley who worked in the KC/Jackson county area in 1942. She would have been 23 years old at that time and have come from a large family. Any information will be appreciated.
I'm looking for info on my fathers parents. My dads name was Thomas Jasper Nation. He was born in KC, Jackson county on Jan. 10, 1897. His dads name was William Henry Nation and his mother was Loreeta Belle Schrogham. Thanks.
Looking for info on Sibbel Sanford Martin and her grandson, Jewel Sanford. Sibbel was the daughter of James Doolittle Sanford. She lived in Independence with her two sons, Frank Johnson b. 1877 and Carlton Henry b. 1888. Both sons took the last name Sanford. She married George Martin in 1893 in Jackson county where she died in 1938. Her son Frank Sanford married Birtha May Skidmore in 1906 in Jasper, MO. Birtha's son, Jewel Jefferson Erwin b. 1903 took the name Sanford and was living in Okmulgee in 1927.
Researching the Powell family. Peter Powell who is born 1856 in Knox county, KY. Moves to Cape Girardeau county, MO and marries a M. J. Clippard. They have 4 children. I only know the name of one is Willie (William) born 1876. Later on the Powell family moves to Jackson county, MO. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Dennis Jay Frost
Am searching for info on Hendrix, Susan Viola b. 18 July 1872 in Jackson county, MO m. Large, Ulysses S. d. 18 Oct. 1951 in Topeka, KS. Had 3 sisters: Ida, Jennie and Dollie and a brother named Edward. Lived in McLouth, KS until 1925 and moved to Topeka, KS. If you have any info on the above, please e-mail me. Thanks.
Mary J. Sheridan
Caroline Pritchett b. 2/2/1824 in Independence, Jackson county, MO (parents unknown). She and her brother, David Pritchett, moved to Bowie county, TX, in 1867. Was married to an unknown Smith, possibly E. G. Smith. Had three known children, Matthew "Mitt" Smith, Minnie Smith, and David Lawrence Smith (my ggrandfather) was born in 1850 in Independence, Jackson county, MO. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Searching for family and the burial place of Daniel F. and Eliza Beegle. Daniel b. 2/12/1835, d. 9/8/1909. Moved to MO in 1865. Lived in Cass, Butler and Johnson counties before moving to 3119 Park Avenue., KC, Jackson county, MO in 1907. Their children: Harry W. Annie Blanche, Laura W. James G. and Myra Jane. Thanks.
I'm looking for any info on Hugh Dickenson who arrived in Jackson County ca. 1835 (his Jackson county land patent was signed on 11/4/1835). He came from Scott county, VA and his wife Milly (Templeton) Dickenson. His father, Griffith, also migrated to Jackson county. Happy to exchange info.
When I sent off for a copy of my ggrandfathers and ggrandmother's marriage license, I received two images on the sheet from the Archives. I had forgotten about it until I recently refiled my sheets into pockets. Hope someone out there can use this. I think this was in Volume D.
State of Missouri, County of Platte
George McKibben, the county of Platte, MO
over the age of 21 years and
Maggie D. Furguson, the county of Platte, MO
over the age of 18 years
Platte City, the 24th day of December, 1881
WH Roney, Deputy
RL Waller, Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officie Recorder
(Note on bottom section, said George McKibbin reported to me that no marriage of (left blank and crossed through) took place November 1882
Also, on side of this paper is some very faint notations, from what I can make it is a repetition of the above note.
Looking for any info. on Alfred Lea cra. 1840-1870, Jackson county, MO.
I've found Dalrymples and Wagners settling all over NW MO and I know my ggrandparents, Marion Everett Wagner and Zella Grace Dalrymple were married in and from somewhere in NW MO. Family lore also says that in one of these families (my mom thinks it was Dalrymple but isn't sure) was the "first marriage in Missouri", whether they meant terrority or state, I don't know. I think the initial settlers were John F. Wagner and Dennis Dalrymple in northern Charlton and Carroll counties in 1819. Anything might be a lead as the above is about all we know at the moment. Thanks.
Looking for info on the surname Appy. In particular, one cousin who was born in Independence on September 28, 1899. His father was Louis Erneste Appy and mother Sophia Elisabeth Van der Veern. Thanks.
Have school books of my grandfather marked, "Charley Denning, 1881, Independence, Jackson county, MO, 938 Morris Avenue". He is Charles Wesley Denning, b. 4 April 1874 in Missouri. Need information on his parents: William F. Denning, b. abt. 1845 in Missouri, m abt. 1866, Louise Morris, b. 1848 in KY. Other children in the family were, Ella, Mamie, Nettie and Edwin.
Orphaned Photo: I have a lovely turn-of-the-century photograph of young sisters, Josephine, Rosemary and Amelia Long with their nurse Clara Hartman. This picture was taken in KC. If descended from this family and desire this old photo, please contact me at the address above with documentation.
Researching John Gillingham Miles, b. Jackson county, MO 1849. Thanks.
Trying to find my dad's birth mother. His birth name was Don Laverne Reed, b. 8/5/1931, Jackson county, MO. He was adopted by Floyd and Ethel Coleman of KC, MO., about 1932. Thanks.
I am searching for any info on the following family: William C. Gilbert d/o/b unknown. He married Mammie Meloy d/o/b unknown. They had one son (that I know of) named Chester Gilbert born in Pittsburg, Kansas and he died in Jackson county, KC, MO in 1963. Chester was married to a Frances Kryselmire and they had 2 sons Ronald d/o/b 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. Thanks.
Houston Tracy, Jr.
According to a family bible, Charles Tracy born 17 May, 1802, NY, died 22 Nov. 1867, in KC, MO. I have told that there are no obits, funeral, mortuary, undertaken records, list of burials, etc. for Kansas City for 1867. I do not believe him to be kin to the newspaper Tracy's of KC for whom Tracy street is named. I cannot also find any one his children that might have come with him to KC. What would a 65 year old widower be doing alone in a frontier town in 1867? Have other info to exchange on his descendants. Thanks.
I am looking for any info on J. W. Shamleffer, who died in 1885 in KC, Jackson county, MO., in his 30's. He was probably born in Baltimore county, MD, ca. 1850, and may have come to KC from Council Grove, or Douglas, KS. He married Martha A. Bedgood Langford in 1878. Their only surviving son, John Raymond was born Oct. 7, 1882. He was a builder and reportedly built the tallest building in KC at that time. Thanks.
I'm looking for info regarding John Jackson who owned and operated Eclipse Mills in Sibley, MO in the 1870's. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Niel & V. G. Johnson
I have alot of family that is/was in the KC area, Weston, Platte county, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Strasburg, Jackson county, Lone Jack and Centerview, Missouri. Olathe and Topeka, Kansas. The names I am working on that have a connection to these areas are: Woods, Pettigrew/Pettegrew, Howe/How, Wright, Simpson, Lipscomb, Hunter, Vestal, Dunnington, Hood, Jackson, Brubaker, Cary, Harrison, Swarts, Westerfield, Fine and a (Fryes? Flyer? Flyes?). A few of those and more I have in stock, are names mentioned in old family letters that may be pertinent to others with family in the area. Family information covers the general direction of KY, MO, KS, CO, OR, CA, WY and MT. Also OH, IL and KS. Also I am interestred in info on Reed and Elmwood cemetery, also Pecks (an old department store, turn of the century), and the Kansas City Star (if you know of an archive of their old papers I would appreciate it, my Grandmother's brother worked as a correspondent for them, may have been during the Spanish-American War in the Phillipines). If there is anyone doing work on these name I would appreciate contact. Thanks.
Could anyone tell me if there is a will index for Jackson county after 1850. I have a John Davis who is on the 1850 census and a property owner, so thought there might be a will. Also land records, for a John. I know he had a son named Brisco. Thanks for any info.
I need help. I have one person in my family that has done everything in her power to elude me. This lady was married to my father before he met my mother. They were married before 1960 somewhere in Jackson county (we think) they were married and then divorced, and then re-married. She passed away in Kansas City, MO at the old Lakeside Hospital on April 23, 1963, she was born on December 26, 1919. Her name was Alice Kay (maiden name unknown). It seems that everyone in my family has or had heard her maiden name but non seem to remember it. She was married to my father, Glen Eldon Couch, b. 5/23/1925, d. 4/6/1995. Thank you for any info you might come up with.
I am the ggranddaughter of John Willem (William) Gray. He lived in Missouri, then married Clara? VonValkenburg and moved to Oklahoma. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.
I am James Brink, born and raised in Kansas City, MO. For many years my sister and I have collected data on the Brink Family Tree and would be willing to share what we have.
In a nutshell, here is our background. In the 1850's, Anna Marie Schonoff Brink came to the US with three sons from Westfallen, Germany. They were farmers, and came to New Orleans. One stayed in New Orelans, and the other two moved to Quincy, IL. The other two boys moved to KC from Quincy, and my grandfather, Bernard Albert Brink ran a cigar/postoffice substation in the old North End of KC. My father, Paul Francis Brink had neighborhood drugstores in the old North End, and eventually to 42nd and Troost. If you would be interested in a GEDCOM on our Tree, please let me know.
Seeking any info on siblings Frank White and Helen Dorothy White who lived at 439 Waverly Way, Kansas City, MO in 1910. Their father was Henry Alfred White b. 1854 in OH and d. 1898 in Decatur, Macon county, IL. Thanks.
Looking for info on the family of Nathaniel Scammerhorn who is listed in the 1860 census of Jackson county, MO. He is listed as age 28 b. OH. Wife is Elizabeth age 21, PN. What were the names of his children, parents and siblings?
I am looking for birth parents, adoption, or other info on Helen Alice Warnock or Iola Fay Stevens (Stephens). Born 3/30/1925 in KC, MO. Adoptive parents lived in Hays, KS.
Clay A. Darnell
Looking for info on my grandfather Charles Alfred Hart son of Herman Joseph and Mary Hart of Blue Springs, MO. They had other children, John, Hugh and Mary. Thanks.
Am trying to see if someone could help me locate relatives or info about the following family:
Fred and Leila Faulkner. They were living in Blue township, during the 1920 census. Their children: Eloise, Freda, Reba and Edward.
Leila was born March 1880 in Missouri, the daughter of Mollie E. (Mary Emaline Bell) and James Madison Burley. James was from Young township, Jefferson county, PA. Mollie was born Monte Valley, MO.
DO YOU KNOW THESE HOWELLS?
John Howell and Phebe Vrooman, Porter, Niagara county, NY. Their children and locations are listed below. This is where the grown children lived in 1867.
Sidney Howell, Oswego, NY
Henry Howell, Porter, NY, Iona, MI, Independence, MO
Chatford Amos Howell, Portsmouth, Bay county, MI
John Jackson Howell, Porter, Niagara county, NY
Phoebe Jane Howell, wife of William Kinney, Porter, Niagara county, NY
Agnes Howell, wife of William Lusee, Medina, NY
Ellen Howell, Wilson, NY
Frank Howell, Porter, Niagara county, NY
J. L. Julian
I am trying to go back on the Oliver name. William Stokey Oliver was commander Company B, of the Seventh Regiment of Missouri Army, U.S. Army Captain. He married Louisa Marie Cole, 4/27/1862 in Independence, MO. His parents were Thomas Oliver, Jr., b. 1804, d. 1849, married Sarah Howard. She died 1883. If you can help with the Olivers any way, thank you.
Searching for grand dad Thomas J. Bilyeu born in Christian county, IL in 1885. Last known address in 1949 is 714 W. 11th Street in Kansas City, MO. Died in 1950's. No death record in Jackson county.
John R. Brown
Does anyone have any info on this family? The children on this census record all match my GGF Isaac W. Brown's siblings. This may only be a coincidence but I'm desperate. I do not have any birth records for him and I don't know who his father is. He married Therease Aurelia Winchall in Jefferson City in 1865.
1850 same but 10 years younger and residence # is 556
1860, Missouri, Jacksoun county, Independence
369, Brown, Benjamin, 41, Farmer, b. TENN
Sydney, 40, female, b. TN
Melvina, 19, b. TN
Louise, 18, b. MO
Mary A., 16, b. MO
Isaac, 12, b. MO
Harriet, 11, b. MO
James, 9, b. MO
Martha E., 4 mo., b. MO
William H., 4 mo, b. MO
I am looking for info on the family of Samuel Husten (Huston) Robinson and his wife Sarah Ann Hink. I would like to find a marriage record for them. They were married on 18 July 1867 mostly likely in Jackson county, MO. Children were: Evelyn Rhodann Robinson m. Thomas N. Morris (my grandparents); Charles William Robinson, never married; James Harvey Robinson m. Lillie L. Seevers 1906; Elmer Husten Robinson m. Sallie Simms 1896; Margaret Ann Robinson m. 1st Oldham 1898; Joseph Samuel Robinson, never married; Robert Lee Robinson m. Nora Taylor; Etta Mae Robinson m. Francis Hutchens; Lula Ellen Robinson m. 2nd Leonard Moss m. 2nd Clarence Pilcher 1908; Laura Belle Robinson m. Asa Johnson; Corbett Trilby Robinson, never mrried; and Jewell Gladys Robinson m. John Frazier Moss, 1919. I am looking for marriage records for thier children also and any other info you may want to share. I do have additional info, i.e. births, deaths, etc. Thanks.
Sharron Lue Scott
Looking for David Garrett Nash wh ois married to Mary L. Burch. There is one child that I know, who is John Henry Nash born April 7, 1861, Howard county, MO., died 1/17/1930 in KC, Jackson county, MO. I think that David Garrett Nash and Mary L. Burch was buried at a private cemetery called Broomfield cemetery that was on 75th Street in KC, MO. The cemetery was destroyed when the 75th street was opened. Some of the info was sent to the Palestine cemetery. I need any info that I can find on the Broomfield cemetery and the Palestine, so I can find the David Garrett Nash and Mary l. Burch family. I have John Henry Nash family and descendants info if anyone need it. John Henry Nash married Mary Lucenda Burch who was the daughter of David Burch and Mary Kirby. Any help appreciated.
I am looking for my mother's biological mother. My mother was adopted as a baby, and her adopted surname was Nickell. She was born in KC in September of 1929, according to my birth certificate. If anyone can give me any help, I would be most grateful. Thanks.
Roberts, Albert b. May 1861 Wisconsin, Sarah E., wife, b. July 1871, Missouri. Children: Albert H., b. Nov. 1892 MO; Elijah, b. Jan., 1896, MO; Lieu A. (possibly Luada), b. July, 1899, MO. Found in 1900 MO, Jackson county census. Looking for any descendants of this family. I could not find Albert or Sarah on 1910 census, so am looking for obit, cemetery info, anything. I believe they are connected to the Wyatt family. Thanks.
Sharron Lue Scott
Henry Scott of Ray county, MO., married Mary Ann Kinney with family living in KC., MO., Jackson county, Ralph C. Scott married Grace Astry the daughter of David Oliver Astry of KC., MO. Ralph C. Scott from Ray county., David Oliver Astry married Fannie Lou Tucker. John Henry Nash married Mary L. Burch the daughter of David Burch and Mary Kirby of Jackson county, MO.
Christina Novilla Granny
I am seeking info about my ggrandfather, Warren H. Rippeto. He was born in Dallas township, Jackson county, around 1887. He married Emily Jane Clements, b. 8/;11/1889 from KC. They moved to California where they lived until they died. I am looking for the names of both of these individuals parents and any other info that might be available. Thank you.
Kim Leazenby Russell
I am searching for ANY info on my ggf, Joshua Walter Leazenby, b. Feb. 4, 1854 in IN. He married Anetta Frazee, b. 1860 in Bucker, MO around 1880. They had two sons born in Bucker, MO; Walter F. b. Sept. 21, 1880 and James Marcus b. March 21, 1882. Joshua later married Lily Burr and moved to OK territory with the boys in 1900 and opened a grocery store. Lily died in 1913, and Joshua then married my ggm, Era Toka Smith in Stecker, Caddo county, OK at the age of 59. My gf, John Joshua Leazenby was b. June 20, 1917. Any help would be appreciated.
I am assisting a client in an adoption search, trying to find her mother and hopefully, father. Records show my client was born in Jackson county, KC in May, 1947. She was given the name Hazel Millward. Her mother's name was Phyllis. We are not sure if Millwards is the mothe's name or the father as they were not married. She was born at the Willows Maternity Sanitarium which may have been associated with a Willows Hospital. The address for the adoption agency was Nursery of the Willows, 2929 Main Street, KC, MO.
We have gotten a partial social history with names blacked out. Phyllis was 27 at the time of the birth which would make her 78 if she is still alive. Phyllis was born and lived in town of 80,000 (at the time). I assume in Jackson county. The father was also 27 at the time. Phyllis was of Scotch and English nationality. She graduated from high school in January 1937 and attended 3 years of college and 6 mnths of secretarial school. She began work in 1940 as a stenographer. She was a member of the Congregational Church and stated she was very active in young people's groups and the chuch choir. She was active in choir and sports in high school also. In college she majored in Home Economics and was active in several Home Ec. clubs.
She told the social worker that her parents were to elderly to help care for the child and although the father had proposed marriage she was not completely interested in the man. The father was of German and French nationality and was a college graduate (1940). He had served in the Army and was discharged in 1946 as an officer. He was managing a theatre at the time, presumably in their home town (again this has been blacked out on the copy we obtained.)
If anyone can help out with the name Phyllis Millward or the last name Millwqrd or any other contacts for me, I'd appreciate the help.
303 First Street
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John & Audrey McCall
Seeking proof of marriage for Ora May Francis (Walters) who was married to Walt Taylor on March 21, 1902 in KC. This date was taken from Ora's obituary item in a newspaper in Farmer City, IL. Ora died at Farmer City, DeWitt county, IL. on Feb. 1905. She and Walter were living at the same address in 1900, but not listed as husband and wife. Ora May Francis may have married once prior to her marriage to Walt Taylor. She may have married a Harvey Walters about 1897. Census records of KCMO indicate that she had been married for three years. Also would like to find proof of this marriage. Ora May Francis was born in Parkersburg, WV on July 6, 1879. Have proof of birth from county clerk of Wood county, WV. Her parents were James Hanry Francis and Laura Belle Bolling (maiden name). Thanks.
John & Audrey McCall
Seek info on Austin A. Francis, born March 1882 in MO, according to his listing in the 1900 census of KCMO. Last known to still be living in KCMO in 1910. He was informant on his mother's death certificate. Her name was listred as Laura Bell Francis Cross. She died Sept. 7, 1910 in KCMO. Last known address for both Austin and Laura was 616 Locust St. in Kansas City, MO. I do not have any record of Austin ever marrying. He is not listed in any KC city directory after 1910, as far as I can determine. If Austin Francis has any living descendants, I would like to contact them. Did not find him in 1920 census. Have not checked if he was ever in military service during WWI.
Searching for info on Eva Hilda Coen (Polk), born in MO around 1898. Mother of Lacy High b. KC 1920. Last lived in Bucker, MO under name of Eason or something similar. Husband may have been a Jeff Eason. Thanks.
Jim & Marguerite Emmons
Looking for info and death date and burial for Thomas Foster Timmons who lived in KCMO in the 1890's. He owned a large farm, possibly in Bates county and was a commodities speculator according to an interview in 1927 with his son-in-law,Hugh Houston Moss. Thomas' daughter Adda "Dimp" Timmons made a family pedigree chart in 1905 and added to it until her death in June 1911. Her father's death is not recorded.
Looking for info on the Ezra Poffenberger family. They came to Jackson county, lived in KC on Troost St., he was a butcher after 1890. His wife, Mary Ann Boden, their children Charles, Dollie, William, Alphon, Nellie and Winfield. Ezra, Mary Ann, Alphon and Charles died between 1900 and 1910; Alphon married Mary, they had a daughter Vera. Winfield married Mary, had a son, Winfield. Would like to correspond with others interested in this family.
Gurney, Samuel and Nellie Gurney. Daughters, Blanche Pearl b. 1903; Mabel b. 1901. Sons, Frank b. 1900; Gilbert b. 1905. Gilbert died around 1917-1920 at age 12. My ggrandparents lived in the KC area around 1910-1920. Originally from Archer, NE.
Robert Campbell married my great-aunt Louisa Clementine Tabor/er on June 21, 1897 in Independence, MO. They had 2 children. 1. June Campbell married Fletcher Sweeney, in Independence and 2. Roy Campbell. Would like to contact cousins and perhaps gain info on Robert and more on Aunt Lou, such as death and place of burial. Thanks.
Seeking descendants of Charley Powell who was living KC April 1911, when he was listed as "next of kin" on pension papers of his father, Andrew J. Powell (1833-1911). Any help appreciated.
Edythe Durant Adams
I just recently found out that my real gfather was Edgar Adams of KCMO, b. Oct. 27, 1884. I would like to find the marriage license of him and Elvera Veberg of Topeka, KS. I heard that they went to Independence, MO., to get married in about 1913. The marriage ended in divorce by 1918 in Pueblo, CO. I found an Edgar Green Adams on the WWI draft reg. b. Oct. 27, 1884 in KCMO., but I am not sure if he is the right one or not. Is there someone there who could look for the marriage license for me? Sorry, I don't have more info...I will gladly pay someone for their time, or I could do similar lookups from the Black Hills of SD. There is also a family story of 2 children being born to this marriage. 1st child (Robert?) was born mentally retarded, the second child, Clara, was b. in 1917. When the marriage ended, the Admas family kept the older boy. Could there be court records to prove this? Please contact me if there is anyone there to check these things for me. Thanks.
Looking for info on Jhann and/or Nathan Kessler, German immigrants who settled in Jackson county in mid-to-late 1800's. Also any info on Helen Kessler, b. in Jackson county in 1916.
Looking for info on William R. Stewart dob 12/28/1911, St. Louis. Sister Grace Kopecky and 1 brother called "Fats". Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Most of my family if from the KCMO area since the turn of the century but most of the history including facts about my ggrandparents has been lost. If you can help in any way it would be appreciated.
Emma M. Schwechten, wife of August Lohmann also posted this date. Known to have been in Jackson county, MO in 1890. Other Schwechtens known to have been there.
I am looking for anything on Martin Luther Ingram. He possibly had a son, Emery Ingram. Possible marriage record, he died 2/13/1981 in Blue Springs, MO and was buried at Oak Grove cemetery. Royer Funeral home had service 2/15/1981. This is my grandfather who disappeared for 40 years, then reappeared had a whole new family. I am trying to find out his fathers name also, would that be on a death cert? Thanks for any info.
My Flanary family came to MO from Lee county, VA., as early as 1831 where John B. Flanery purchased land on March 4, 1831 in Jackson county. Zion Flanary purchased land in March 4, 1848 in Jackson county, Elijah Flanary purchased land on May 1, 1846 in Platt county. William E. Flanary purchased land on Aug. 2, 1838 in Jackson and again on Sept. 20, 1839. Thanks.
I am searching for the birth family of a friend. She was born 2/16/44 in KCMO. Her birth mother wa 16 and her birth father was 28 and a soldier. The attending physician was a Dr. Aj Van Dei. I am not sure what hospital. She was told that her middle name "Morilla" had something to do with her birth mother. I am not 100% sure about that. I would appreciate any help.
I am looking for any info on the following families:
William T. Barger, b. 1840 in Reynolds county, MO. He married an Elizabeth. In 1910, William T. Barger was living in KCMO. He was 72 years old. Elizabeth Bargar, wife of Wm. T. Barger. In the 1920 census she was enumerated in her son's home. Her son was William Oscar Barger. Children of Wm. T. Barger and Elizabeth Barger.
George Barger, b. Ray Co., in 1870's. He married Effie
Maggie Barger, b. Ray Co., in 1870's.
Cora Barger, b. Ray Co., in 1870's
William Oscar Barger, b. 1880's, Ray Co. William married a Clara
Patrick Barger, b. Ray Co., in 1880's
Any info on this family would be appreciated.
Trying to find info on George B. Thompson had a livery or seed store on Independence Ave., around Monroe Ave., about 1900/1930. Can anyone help me? Was my ggf came from TN. Disappeared from the area.
Our High family line extends back to Samuel Yoder High and Louisa Patten who lived in and are buried in Jackson county, MO. According to Samuel Y High's death certificate, Samuel was the son of Ruben F. High location of birth unknown and Ester Yoder born Redding, PA. Louisa Patten was the daughter of Robert Patten b. in Ireland and Sarah D. Schaffer b. Norristown, PA., according to Louisa Patten's death certificate. The following family info was found in an old family Bible:
The Family Register of Samuel Yoder High/Hock and Louisa Patten High, m. 29 April, 1882, Norristown, PA
Samuel Yoder High was b. 30 Aug. 1856 in Reading, PA., d. 17 Sept. 1929 and buried at Woodlawn cemetery, Independence, MO. Samuel High married Louisa Patten b. 1860 Norristown, PA, d. 24 July 1927 and is also buried at Woodlawn cemetery. Their children were:
1) Robert Patten High, b. 2 June 1883, Norristown, PA., d. 30 July, 1943
2) Bessie Sarah High b. 19 June 1887, Philadelphia, PA., d. 3 March 1964 and is buried at Woodlawn cemetery. Bessie Sarah High married:
1) Orren Ruby Coble m. 27 Oct. 1908, Leavenworth, KS. Orren Ruby Coble b. 3 July 1886, Schell City, MO., d. of smallpox 14 March 1913 in Tiensien, China. They had 2 children:
a)Dorothy Louisa Coble b. 6 Sept. 1909, KCMO, d. 9 Nov. 1985, Fulton, MO., buried St. Brennan, Mexico, MO. Dorothy married Virgil Bert Bass, 14 Sept. 1928, KCMO.
b) Richard High Coble, b. 17 March 1912, Manila in the Phillipines, d. 9 Nov. 1962, m. Genevieve Allen, 1 Sept. 1934, Independence, MO
2) John Albert Green, b. 28 June 1873, New Haven, PA., d. 2 March 1923, Pittsburg, PA. Bessie High and John Green were m. 19 Sept. 1915, Philadelphia, PA. Bessie and John also had 2 children:
a) Samuel Albert Green, b. 8 July 1917, Pittsburg, PA, m. Bonnie Jean Patzold, 31 May 1944.
b) Robert William Green b. 15 Jan. 1921, Pittsburg, PA., m. Patricia Farrel (Franel), 19 May, 1947.
We would appreciate any help on this family. Thanks.
Robert D. Glass
I am trying to research the genealogy that extends from Hermann Kamoss. His wife's name was Anna Wilhemina Allenstein. They had 3 sons, Lster George, Donald and Irvin.
My gfather, Hermann Kamoss was killed in KC (not sure whether KS or MO, but mother thinks MO), in 1914 in a streetcar accident. I would appreciate any leads on this man. Thank you.
David L. McMonigle
I am seeking to identify the descendants of David M. Hardsaw (1865-1937) and his wife, Clara Inda Crawford (1867-1957) through nine of their identified children who all have roots in Jackson County, Missouri and the surrounding areas. Some of the allied names with this family line are: Rhoda, Brown, Howart, Balding, Coats, Houk, Crawford, Williams, Visteen, King, Ernst and Lero. If you are related or have knowledge of this family line and allied families, I would like to hear from you. Thanks.
1924 through 1930. Searching for marriage information for Edna Jean Esther Thomas, Ahmed and/or Rich. Thanks.
I am trying to help my aunt locate a child she gave up for adoption at birth. It was in Jackson county, August of 1965. All I have is her name - she doesn't even remember the hospital. Any suggestions on where to start? Help somebody. Thanks.
I'm looking for Nanny Mayhan born in Oak Grove, MO, 1/9/1879. Married Samuel Edwin McKinley 12/25/1894. Thanks.
I am looking for any information on Louella Argood Woodward McGuire. She was born on December 11, 1908 and died September 1, 1990. She was married to Roger J. McGuire. They lived in Blue Springs, Jackson county, Missouri. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I'm looking for any info on James Fletcher his wife's name unknown. We have a obit column from 1933 (his daughter died) that states that they lived in Grandview, MO. It is believed that he never left the area. We are in need of his wifes name, or even initials would help. If you can help if would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Minnie Bell Dailey was born February 12, 1871 in Jackson county, MO. to O. (possibly Oliver) V. Dailey and ?? Briggs. This according to her death certificate. She was married to Charles D. German, date unknown, but had her children and is buried in MI. One of her daughters was born in SD, possibly on an Indian reservation. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Looking for info on Graf Gottlieb Gunter von Hornung (Godfrey Horning), b. about 1794, Prussia, Germany, married Juliana Dorothea ???, 1823 in Prussia, died (burial) 12 Oct. 1872 in Wesport Landing, Jackson county, MO. The family went first to St. Clair county, IL and about 1836 went to Westport. Gottlieb was naturalized in about 1841 in Jackson county. They had 8 children: Frederick Augustus b. 1824 near Berlin, Germany, d. 18 Jan. 1890, Corvallis, Benton, OR; August W., b. about 1825, Germany; Louis L. b. 1828, Germany, died Benton county, OR; August b. 1835, St. Clair, IL; and 4 other children. The Hornung/Horning family were hostlers to the western migration in Westport, MO., in the 1840's when Frederick Augustus and Louis, with their families, went west to Oregon in a wagon train captured by Frederick's father-in-law, Charles B. Johnson.
I am looking for a cemetery around Kansas City, Jackson county. The family had a vault. Could someone help me find which one I should be looking for. Names: Wm. Nicholson and Ann Strater (Staitor) Nicholson (abt. 1880's). She was german. Thanks.
J. R. Johnson-Wahlberg
I've been trying to find info about my maternal grandmother for numerous years, but it wasn't until just recently (with my discovery of the greatly expanded information available on the net) that I've started to more heavily pursue info. My maternal grandmother was Nettie Gibson, born between 1902 and 1904, and supposedly in Chanute, Neosho county, KS., or was an immigrant from Ireland.
She married Walter Dixon Woodard sometime betwen 1917 and 1923, possibly early 1924. Her family (of which I know nother about, other than what is contained herein) supposedly owned a funeral home in Chanute, Kansas, which they later sold and then the family moved to California. I have absolutely no idea when this all would have occurred.
Nettie ended up having three children - Bette Jean Woodward (1924), Mary Lois Woodard (1926), and Ernest Woodard (1928). She spend some time in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, and supposedly died either in Tulsa, Ok or KC, MO in approximately 1930 of a mastoid ear infection. My father says she was buried in KC, MO. See following paragraph:
The info I have is coming from the age-impaired and possibly alcohol-impaired memories of surviving family members. After the death of Nettie, her three children were divided between other Woodard family members and Nettie's true history is lost. Any info, ideas, tips, hints, helpful and kind thoughts, words or deeds would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for info on the Ezra Poffenberger family. Moved from Indiana to KC, Jackson county, MO., before 1900. Mother, Mary May Boden d. 1901, children, Charles d. 1901, William, Nellie, Dollie, Alphon d. 1904 (wife, Mary, daughter Vera), and Winfield (children, Francis and Winfield, Jr.) Ezra was butcher, the family lived on Troost Street, all sons were tailors or cutters, either Nellie or Dollie married H. A. Siemer. Anyone with info/share on this family, please contact me.
Melissa Alward Mjalward
I am looking for info on Frank Bert Rohe, b. 1872 in Chicago, he married Anna Swehla of Kansas and they lived for a time or had at least one child in Independence, Eugene Rohe, b. 1890. Their other children: Grace and Leonia.
Jackie E. Blaschke
I am looking for info on Nathaniel/Nathanial Powell b. before 1807 in Jackson county, MO. He married Rhoda ??, Rhoda b. ??, in Jackson county, MO. I know that they had the following children: Polly Powell, Artamesa and Elizabeth. If anyone has info on this family, please let me know. I will be happy to share any info I have. Thanks.
I am looking for any info on Lou Ella (Woodward) McGuire. She lived part of her life in Blue Springs, Jackson county, MO. She was born on December 11, 1908 (I think somewhere near Waverly-Grand Pass Missouri). She passed away September 1, 1990 in Blue Springs, Jackson county, MO. She was married to Roger J. McGuire from Blue Springs, Mo. She had a son named Lee Roy who preceded her in death (birthdate and death date unknown). Her parents were Henry Lee & Louella (Lutie) Thomas (Argood) Woodard. They were both from the Grand Pass area too. She had five brothers, John, William, Marvin, claude and Lawrence. One sister, her name was Audrey. Any info on these families would be appreciated. Thanks.
I would like to communicate with any descendants of Jonathan and Louisa (Butts) McKenney who died in Jackson county, MO in the early 1870's. They had 12 known children: Armanda Jane, Martha, Mahala Matilda, Louisa, Jonathan Wilson, Howell, Emily Mary, William T., Sarah, Allen Albert, Lavina Bernice and Galen. Thanks.
Regnal Butts appeared in the 1850 census with his wife 2, Cinderella, and some of his several children. He d. in Jackson county, MO. ca. 1856. His known children were: Louisa Butts m. Jonathan McKenney and had 12 children: they d. ca. 1872 in Jackson county, MO; Jonas Butts m. Luanne Gist and had several daughters - they moved to MT; Wilson Butts never married and moved to MT; Francis B. Butts m. Cinderella Roberts, and Thomas Butts. I have much information to share on this family, but I also have many gaps that I would like to find infomation on. Thanks.
Looking for info on the Nelson family and allied families. The children of Jesse and Anna Stephen Nelson came to MO abt. 1818 and settled in what was to become Jackson and Lafayette counties. The children and spouses were as follows: Nancy Nelson b. abt. 1790 in TN married Benjamin Majors; John Nelson b. abt. 1793 in TN, married Jane; Josiah F. Nelson b. abt. 1795 in TN, married Cynthia McFarland, Methodist minister; Sarah Nelson b. abt. 1797 in TN, married Enoch Fox; Rebecca Nelson b. abt. 1799 in TN, married William Robinson; Thomas Nelson b. abt. 1803, married 1 March 1832 married Pamelia Parrish. He was a Presbyterian minister. Thanks.
I am looking for the marriage bond of John T. & B. I. Rollins. I find them in the 1860 Jackson county, Missouri census in the household of L. W. Bradley, with a daughter Rachel V. A. Rollins, aged 2. Marriage bond should be for about 1855-1858. Any help would be appreciated.
Looking for info regarding the marriage between 1905-10 of John Hyde and Maragaret Irene Kennedy. Margaret was my grandmother's sister. Born in Providence, RI and where she met John Hyde. They went to KC, may have gotten married there. Margaret contracted TB and went to spend time at the KC TB hosptital. She died there September 19, 1934. John Hyde was a lawyer in KC and lived on Locust Street. He was living in 1934 when his wife died. What happened to John after Margaret's death? Did he re-marry? When did he die? Any info would be appreciated.
Goldie Alberta Bettis, we are searching for info on her. We have her date of death and location as January 1, 1966 in KC, Missouri. She was married to Lester William Rupert. They had one child, Betty Louise Rupert. She was born on October 14, 1929 in KC, MO. Any info on Goldie Alberta Bettis will be appreciated.
I am looking for the death place for my step-dad's grandparents. The last place I found this couple was in Kansas City, MO in 1915 when their children were enrolled in public school there. I have death dates of 4 April 1937 for Albert Stout and 31 May 1927 for his wife, Elizabeth Oswalt Stout. Is th3re a Missouri State Death Index and, if so, how do I access it? One of their grand-daughters thinks this couple (who died before she was born) died in California or Oregon or Washington, however, I have checked all three of those death index and haven't found them, so Missouri may be my next choice. Many thanks for any advice you can offer.
I am searching for info concerning Isaish James Hevern b. 8 May 1860 in Iowa City, IA., who disappeared in Kansas City, MO in or around 1905. He was married to Effie Luella Wilson in 1892, and had four children, with a fifth one on the way, at the time of his disappearance. According to family tradition, Isiah J. Hevern was returning home from a bar in KC, hit his head while getting off the street car, walked right past his home, and was never seen again. I assume the local newspaper would have some information about the disappearance, but I don't know the precise date, and don't know if the newspapers of that era have been indexed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Searching for my lost sisters. Charlotte, Patty and Becky Sandlin. Born mid to late 1940's in Oregon, Portland area, to Clayton Chocie and Dollie Sandlin. The family moved from Oregon to Joplin, MO, when the girls were small and ran a cafe at the airport. I have been told by an older brother that Dollie and Clayton divorced, she remarried and with her new family moved to Kansas, Topeka or Wichita area to work at an airport or an airplane factory. I am from Clayton's first marriage to Jessie Pearl Cook. I have not seen my sisters for 50 years and am searching all eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Has anyone heard of these sisters? I would like to meet them and to get to know them. Thanks.
I am seeking info on the family of Jim Reeder b. ca. 1860/where? who m. Edith Boller b. 1863/unknown co., IN., in 1884/Jackson county, MO. Specifically, I seek info on the ancestry of Edith Boller Reeder whose father was Jonathan Boller b. 1830/unknown co., OH., and mother, Mary M. surname unknown b. ca. 1836/unknown county, OH. Johnathan and family had children in unknown county, IN., between 1857-1864 and twins in unknown county, IA., in 1866. They were in Buchanan county, MO., by 1870 after 1910 when the parents died. Please advise if you have info on this family. Thanks.
I'm looking for any data on the Thiele family, children Gustav. Alvina, and Bertha and James Harvey. The Thiele family were German immigrants who settled in KC about 1870. Bertha married James Harvey and had four children, James Harvey died abt. 1905 and Bertha remarried. Both were buried somewhere in KC. It is possible that James Harvey was born in PA., moved to Spartenburg, SC, and then to KC. Thanks for any info.
Our Foundation is initiating plans to restore the historical town of Hicksville, CA., named after Billy Hicks of Jackson county, MO. He came to CA with Walker-Chile wagon train in 1843. He was b. in Hawkins county, TN in 1817 or 1821 but his family had moved to Jackson county, MO before 1843. They were supposed to have been originally from VA, lived in MO., near Martins, Wilsons and Swains. Need info and thanks.
I have one person in my family that has done everything in her power to elude me. This lady was married to my father beforee he met my mother, they were married before 1960 somewhere in Jackson county (we think) they were married and then divorced, and then re-married, she passed away in KC, MO., at the Old Lakeside Hospital in April 23, 1963. She was born on December 26, 1919, her name was Alice Kay (maiden name unknown). It seems that everyone in my family has or had heard her maiden name but none seem to remember it. She was married to my father, Glen Eldon Couch b. 5/23/1925, d. 4/6/1995. If you have access to this information and can find it I would be forever in your debt. Thanks.
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