Vernon County Queries


Surnames: LANSDON
Submitter: Cliff Lansdon (lyncliff@presys.com)
Date: 12 Jan 2002

Subject: Look Up Request RE: William Lansdon Obit I would be most appreciative if one of your volunteers could look in the microfilm file of the local newspapers to see if an obit was published for William Lansdon. He died April 6, 1937 (suicide) in Clear Creek Twp, Vernon county. I found his grave at Mt.Pleasant Cemetery when I visited your community. But I did not have his date of death to facilitate looking for an obit. He was my great uncle and I am hoping that his obit may have infomation that will help me in my research. My visit last summer was great and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Especially the people at the Tri-county library and the cemetery. Again, any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated and I shall return to your community someday. Cliff Lansdon

Surnames: NEFF BROWN
Submitter: D. Eick (daleick@frws.com)
Date: 13 Jan 2002

Seeeking information on Neffs in the area, especially more detail son those mentoned in 1907 Prop. Tax List, and 1893 back taxes list. Can anyone help me. My g-grandfather, b. 1887, was Cyrus Frank Neff, and his father was Worth Neff. They may have livd in MO for some time before going to ARK abt. 1909. Worth was married to Emma Brown


Surnames: WILSON
Submitter: Harold W. Wilson (papdaddy@hotmail.com)
Date: 13 Jan 2002

Prior to his death in 1987, my father Harold P. Wilson, received annual notices of his school reunion--I believe Moundville. He may have attended anytime between 1915 and 1923-or longer if he attended high school there. I believe, however that he attend high school in Nevada. Who can I contact regarding the Moundville students from the past? Harold W. Wilson


Surnames: COLE RUPARD
Submitter: Sheri (geemenee@aol.com)
Date: 17 Jan 2002

I am looking for any kin to Joseph Cahill Cole. He married Eliza Ann Rupard (from Kentucky) in Missouri. Their children are listed as: Ina Inez, Ernest Ulysses, Walter Lee, Joe E., Lula Edith, and John Earl D. Cole. If you have any information regarding these family members please contact me. Thank you.


Surnames: HURST HUNTER SHAW CARR KEETH/KEITH MURPHY
Submitter: Sue Crawford Smith (suesews02@aol.com)
Date: 17 Jan 2002

My husbands gg-grandfather was John H. Hurst and he lived in Vernon Co from abt 1869 to 1890s?? He and his family are written about in"The History of Vernon County" 1887. I do not know when he and Nancy, his wife died or where they are buried. If anyone has info on this family, I would really like to share history. Thank you, Susie


Surnames: EDINGTON WILLIAM MILLIGAN GEORGE
Submitter: Kelly Edington (k.edington@att.net)
Date: 17 Jan 2002
URL: http://home.att.net/~k.edington/index.html

Looking for land purchase information between 1852 and 1866 in Vernon County, Township 16, Southrange 20, West Section 874. My gr gr grandfather William l. Edington and his wife Nancy Jane Williams purchase 200+ acres in that area. Need any inforamtion.


Surnames: GOODNOUGH FUGERSON HARDACRE
Submitter: Richard Goodnough (rockhound@dodgecity.net)
Date: 21 Jan 2002

Would like to know if Joe Goodnough & wife are buried at Deepwood Cemetery. I checked the one in Nevada but did not find them. also looking for Mr.& Mrs Ferguson of Walker MO. and where they might be buried. Thanks for any help you can give


Surnames: SPENCER
Submitter: Paula McNally (mcnallypaula@hotmail.com)
Date: 25 Jan 2002

I am looking for any information on Henry John Spencer listed in the 1880 US Census (age 34 -- born in England) for Badger Twp, Vernon County, MO. His wife is Sarah R. (age 31 -- born in TN) and he has two daughters, Lillian E. (age 6) and Daisy E. (age 2 -- both born in MO). I am trying to find out his parents names to prove whether or not he is connected to my line, but will be glad for any information. I am NOT certain this is my ancestor, which is why I am trying to find information about him. The Henry John Spencer I am looking for was born in Dorset, England on Feb. 23, 1846. His parents' names were Barnard Spencer and Flora Meech. Henry John and his brother Edwin both emigrated to America in early (Jan. or Feb.) 1865. We (myself and cousins in England) have been unable to locate their whereabouts.


Surnames: DOUGHERTY CHAMBERS MANN BROWN
Submitter: Yvonne Vares (vareskin@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Jan 2002

I have in the 1870 census Center twp, William Chambers & family. They resided here around 20 years. William Chambers 51 w m Farmer b Mo Susan Chambers 49 w f Keeping h b mo James W Chambers 27 w m Carpenter b Wis Olive H Chambers lists her age as 17 but closer to 26 w f b Mo Charles A Chambers 15 w m b Mo Mary Chambers 11 w f attend sch b mo Margaret Chambers 09 w f " " b Mo A. B. Chambers 04 w m b Mo If there is any family I would like to contack them. Mary Chambers m to Robert Dougherty resided in Elk Cty Kansas. He bought the farm they lived on from William and Susan Chambers in Kansas, White Oak township. They are my greatgrand parents. There is also a family of Samual E. Mann who married to Armilda Dougherty, dhe was the daughter of Roberts bro George Dougherty. They resided here about 1898 on. Yvonne


Surnames: KEETH/KEITH HURST REYNOLDS MAFFAT/MOFFET CARR
Submitter: Susie (suesews02@aol.com)
Date: 27 Jan 2002

Seeking info on Hurst, Keeth/Keith, Reynolds, of the Vernon Co., area. My husbands g-grandmother is buried in the Deerfield Cemetery and we would like to know if there are more of the Keeth/Keith/Hursts buried there. Her name was Julia V. Hurst Keeth d. 1892. Any help would be most appreciated. Susie


Surnames: GABEL COX
Submitter: Audrey Hausen (aehausen@aol.com)
Date: 07 Feb 2002

I am attempting to locate information about Willie Gabel and his wife, Crystal Josephine (Cox) Gabel. If any one has any information about this family, I would love to hear from you. Thank you.


Surnames: INGRAHAM HARDMAN
Submitter: Jo Ann Stephens (johussey@bellsouth.net)
Date: 09 Feb 2002

looking for any information on Ingrahams: Albert G., Drusilla (Hardman) and Franklin. Please e-mail


Surnames: STONE COCHRAN MANLY
Submitter: Leon Smith (smithnstone@kc.rr.com)
Date: 10 Feb 2002

Looking for information concerning Levisa Jane (Cochran)Stone. We think she was born in Green County Ark. b. 12/12/1843 d. 2/3/1879 and is buried in Jones Cemetery, Vernon Co. Mo. She was married to John Thomas Stone. She was believed to be living in Vernon Co. at the time of her death. John Thomas was born in Barry Co. Mo. They lived in Benton Co. Mo. where their children were born. Their youngest son, Milton Cemper married Rosa (or Rose) Ines Manly. Any information concerning these two families would be greatly appreciated. Leon Smith - smithnstone@kc.rr.com


Surnames: WELSH WELCH LOGAN COCHRAN MONROE CUSENBERRY
Submitter: Marcet Davignon (donald_d_davignon@msn.com)
Date: 10 Feb 2002

I am looking for information on George Winston Welch/Welsh (depending on the documentation you look at). Here is the information I have: Father Unknown m. Harriet Monroe abt 1851 (Danville, Boyles Co., KY), b abt 1830 Danville, Boyles CO., KY. George Winston Welsh b. Abt. 1854 Danville, Boyles Co., KY, M Ruhama Logan January 13, 1874 Vernon Co., MO, b October 29, 1858 Nashville, Davidson, TN. Children: Sarah H, Mary J, Phoeby Lavina, Joseph Franklin, Lee Winston, Leona, Sopha, Leslie "Leck" and James Bogal. My mother remembers visiting a cousin Ada Logan in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO. Any information would be appreciated.


Surnames: MARTIN HARRIS OWENS
Submitter: Terry Pinnell (Stardust_ks@hotmail.com)
Date: 11 Feb 2002

Can anyone help me with a search for any info. on my ggrandfather,I know his name was Thomas Jefferson Owens,my ggrandmothers name was Mourning J. Martin,she married John Harris.Then in the 1880 census in Vernon County ,I found her as a widow at age 30,with 4 children.In the 1900 census in Kansas she was listed with 2 children,but with the last name Owens.I would like to find anything on Thomas Jefferson(Jeff) Owens that I can.For he is my ggrandfather.I have no other info on him,just his name.Please help me.I would say they had to have been married between 1880 and 1886.That would be when my grandmothers brother was born,1886.


Surnames: BURD AMOS
Submitter: Clara Hall (dchall@yhti.net)
Date: 11 Feb 2002

Searching for information; especially death dates and cemetary for Lowry and Charlotte (Amos) Burd, said to have lived in vernon co. My grandmother, Iva (Burd) Wilkerson, b. 1872 was the youngest of their 7 children. She died in Dallas Co., mo. especially interested in when and where Lowry and Charlotte died and were buried


Surnames: STRODE HENDRICKS
Submitter: Judy Driscoll (jtdris@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 15 Feb 2002

Washington STRODE and wife, Rhuanna HENDRICKS STRODE are shown on the Centre twp. Nevada, Vernon Co. MO 1880 census. Washington was b. @1823 KY and Rhuanna @1830 IL, they were married in IL 1847. Would like further information on this family.


Surnames: DICKSON TALLEY HAYNES
Submitter: Jeri Underwood (jswood@ctaz.com)
Date: 17 Feb 2002

I am researching Dickson's,Talley's and Haynes famlies of Montevallo.


Surnames: JUMP WILSON
Submitter: Charles Johnson (charlesj@citlink.net)
Date: 20 Feb 2002

I need to find out if THOMAS JUMP died in Vernon co.MO and what cemetery he is in He lived there in the 1870,s and 1880,s whith his son and his dauther in law SYVESTER JUMP AND SARAH WILSON


Surnames: STICKLEY WILSON
Submitter: Bee Guthrie (fortbgmesa@aol.com)
Date: 22 Feb 2002

I am looking for information on the family of ELMER EARL STICKLEY, born 17 Sept 1910 in Nevada, Vernon CO., MO. His parents are listed on his birth certificate as David Stickley and Clara Walters. I have a newspaper clipping of Oak Grove school taken in 1917, he is listed and there is also an Albert Stickley. I know he had a sister, Allie, who married Roy WILSON. Please e-mail me direct. Thank you.


Surnames: SCHOOLEY BEALS
Submitter: Debbie Lubbs (debksplace@hotmail.com)
Date: 24 Feb 2002

I'm looking for the Joseph SCHOOLEY family. He died in Nevada, MO, 1905. His wife was Sophronia BEALS. She died in 1940 in Kansas. They had 7 or 8 children. Thank you.


Surnames: PAGE SWITZER RAMPTON
Submitter: Lynnette McMahon (lmcmahon@charter.net)
Date: 25 Feb 2002

Looking for information on: Blanche Annette PAGE born: 30 Sept 1868 in Nevada, Vernon Co., Missouri died: 9 Dec 1962 in Pomona, Los Angeles Co., California married: Charles Henry RAMPTON (1868-1946) on 29 Dec 1997 in Benton Co., Iowa Blanche's Parents: Martin V.B. PAGE (b.1840 in Epsom, New Hampshire- d. 1926 in Iowa) Sarah Elizabeth SWITZER (b.1841 in Maryland - d.1924 in ?) Other children: Lillian Carroll (1862-1936) Harry Eugene (1864-1927) Rose Ethel (1869-1939) Robert "Bert" Ray (1872-1938) Clarence (1874-1940) Edna Elizabeth (1878-?) Charles Price (1880-1969)


Surnames: HECKERT WALTHALL
Submitter: Barbara (bjholz@networksplus.net)
Date: 25 Feb 2002

WALTHALL, HECKERT (HECKART, HECKARD) Would appreciate any info on any Walthalls or Mary Ann Walthall Heckert. She lived in Nevada, Vernon Co. in Aug. 1887.


Surnames: HART GEHRKE STACY MITCHUM
Submitter: BHart (BARBARARR@prodigy.net)
Date: 26 Feb 2002
URL: hart,- gehrke

looking for info on minerva hart gehrke 1852 to 1953. Died in Nevada Center Township, vernon mo


Surnames: PEARSON FERREE
Submitter: Tim Pearson (timjpearson@hotmail.com)
Date: 02 Mar 2002

I am trying to locate any record of my Grandfather's birth, as well as his parent's marriage. Both events happened in Vernon County, MO, most likely in the towns of Deerfield or Nevada. My Grandfather was Riley John Pearson, born June 21, 1902 in Nevada, Vernon County, MO. His parents were John Samuel Pearson and Laura Ann (Ferree) Pearson, married January 01, 1899 probably in Vernon County, MO. The family moved to MT around 1909. John Samuel Pearson b: January 16, 1876 in Cato, Crawford County, KS +Laura Ann Ferree b: 1883 in IL m: January 01, 1899 in Vernon County, MO Mabel E. Pearson b: October 16, 1900 in Deerfield, Vernon County, MO Riley John Pearson b: June 21, 1902 in Nevada, Vernon County, MO Clinton Pearson Dana Pearson Elmer Pearson Can you please tell me where I might find more information and perhaps copies of these certificates? thanks, Tim Pearson North Bend, WA


Surnames: FORD
Submitter: Angela Ford (momi23girls@cs.com)
Date: 10 Mar 2002

I am looking for a FORD family from somewhere in Missouri. I have nems of children borb here, but no parents names. I saw that there is a FORD lidten in the back taxes owed page so I am furthering my search here. I was also told that the FORD parents of this child Richard Jackson FORD were killed by bushwackers. What more can I learn from the back taxes listing which is as follows "FORD "17, 30, 31, 75". THanks


Surnames: EVEATT
Submitter: Danelle Berg (dberg@tpli.com)
Date: 10 Mar 2002

I am searching for the gravesite of my gr-gr-grandfather, Frank Eveatt. The information I have shows that he died in October 1899 in Metz, Missouri. His wife's name was Alice S. Hill and she is buried in Linn Co., KS.


Surnames: ATKINSON VOGELI STROUD MILER MITCHELL
Submitter: Leane O'Daniel (leaneodan@yahoo.com)
Date: 21 Mar 2002
URL: www.geocities.com/leaneodan  (link no longer valid)

Dear My name is Leane O?Daniel, from Westfield Indiana. I am on a genealogy quest, searching for information about the linage of my great grandfather Charles Atkinson. He has a very sketchy past and I am now left with searching for any possible clues from the information that I do know. Please note that ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME ? NO MATTER HOW SMALL. Here is what I know: Charles Atkinson Born: 1887 Missouri In the 1900 Census I found a Charles Atkinson who was listed as a ?step son? to a Vogeli family in Vernon County, Nevada, Missouri: Adolp Vogeli from Switzerland Byrd M. Vogeli (Atkinson?) born 1869 in Missouri (had 5 children, 3 living) Earl Vogeli born 1876 in Missouri (Half Brother) Nina Vogeli born 1899 in Missouri (Half Sister) Charles Atkinson born in 1887 Missouri In May 1910 he was a boarder with a George Stroud also born in Missouri. They were boarders at the Miler family at Sylvia, Township Reno County Kansas. The Miler family consisted of: Herford Miler born in 1852, in Iowa Hester Miler born in 1856 in Missouri Pearl Miler born in 1885 in Iowa Shearley Miler born in 1887 in Kansas Hazel Miler born in 1893 in Kansas I found George Stroud (Adopted Son) in the 1900 census in Phelphs County Missouri living with: Sam Mitchell born 1853 in Missouri D. Mitchell born 1869 in Missouri Leara born 1899 in Missouri Geo (adopted son) born in 1889 in Missouri Charles Atkinson Married: August 18, 1910 in Sylvia Kansas to Elsie May Naffziger Charles Atkinson then left Elsie May (while she was pregnant with his child) never to be heard of again. Their daughter (my grandmother was born). I cannot find him in WWI records, and I am almost certain he didn?t live long enough to apply for Social Security because I could find no record of that either. Thank you in advance for any information that you may know of, or have. I have enclosed his picture of Charles Atkinson with (his sister?) but I believe the girl to be Nina Vogeli his HALF-sister taken just before he moved to Kansas to work as a farm laborer. Even if you don?t know of a family connection, but you know of a family member who is ?into genealogy? please forward this letter to them to see if they can find a connection. Sincerely, Leane O?Daniel 1707 B Ashley Wood Dr. Westfield IN 46074 leaneodan@yahoo.com


Surnames: HILL DRAKE
Submitter: Talma Klaassen (tbk@wichita.infi.net)
Date: 23 Mar 2002

Napoleon Hill married Elizabeth Drake30 Dec 1857 at brides mothers home little Osage ,Vernon co MO. Was James Napoleon Hill their son. He was b. 1860 died 1833. Talma Klaassen tbk@wichita.infi.net


Surnames: RICE WIMBERLY
Submitter: Robert Portsche (rportsche@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 31 Mar 2002

Dear Sir or Madam: I noticed on your site the name of "Rice" on the "Vernon County 1893 Back Taxes List." Specifically, it mentions pages 80, 81 and 157. My reason for writing is that I have been looking for a Charles Rice, born in Illinois 1853. He lived in Illinois until at least 1880, and I have not been able to find record of him since. However, I recently obtained information that his daughter, Janie May Rice married Clyde Monroe Wimberly, on September 16, 1912 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri. I am wondering if you could advise me if the Rice shown on the 1893 list of back taxes for Vernon County is Charles Rice. Thank you, Bob Portsche 1900 S. Eads St., Apt. 236 Arlington, Virginia 22202

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